As I'm sure a lot of you heard last week a story broke about an on-set scuffle between Isaiah Washington (Burke) and Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) where Isaiah grabbed Patrick by the throat and pushed him. What I had missed in the first run of this story is that apparently Isaiah made some homophobic slurs about and to a fellow castmate, and Patrick was trying to intervene. (Isaiah said to Patrick , "I'm not your little faggot like [Knight].")
In a statement to People magazine, T.R. Knight (George O'Malley) has confirmed that he is gay.
And now, producer's of the show are reportedly looking for a replacement for Burke, meeting allegedly with three possible replacements: Fast Lane's Bill Bellamy, Soul Food's Boris Kodjoe and E.R.'s Eric LaSalle.
This rumor makes me extremely sad that Burke might be leaving as I really do love his character, but now I'm not a fan of Isaiah Washington anymore. Who knew he was such an ass?