Twitchy reported on “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington last month when he called out as “lame” all of the Hollywood actors coming out as conservatives in his direct mentions, which of course no one can see. “You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr,” he added.
That was some tough love, but now, with the stars of “Will and Grace” talking about a blacklist that isn’t really a blacklist, just a bunch of people they don’t want to work with because of their political views, Washington, who earned a Screen Actors Guild Award and two NAACP Image Awards, is speaking up about his own blacklisting by Hollywood and what he’s done to overcome it.
Listen, I’ve been “blacklisted” from major Hollywood studios for 12 year’s and I’m still working because of my “talent”. Struggle has become the norm for me, but what I’m not going to do is give up on myself and my family. My legacy will speak for itself. No one trick pony here. pic.twitter.com/Gdf196Bk7u
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) September 4, 2019
That explains why there isn't much worth watching these days. All the quality actors have been blacklisted.
— DarkPrinceFrost (@darkprincefrost) September 4, 2019
That’s probably truer than you’d imagine. Hey look, it’s Tyrus from “The Five” on Fox News:
— Tyrus (@PlanetTyrus) September 4, 2019
Man these debates are so beyond left and right at this point and i really respect your approach. Keep doing what you doing and calling spades spades ??✊???. Major respect to both you as a person and your body of work
— brooknom (@brooksklz) September 4, 2019
Key word: TALENT. Mr. Washington has an abundance of that.
— TxProud (@Halotx17) September 4, 2019
Awesome! Live your conviction.
— Brian (@geohpman) September 4, 2019
— JBRC4EVER (@Jbrc4E) September 4, 2019
??stay strong, we got you!!
— lauralamaye (@lauralamaye) September 4, 2019
IMDB.com says he has one film finished and three in post-production and we’re anxious to throw our money at them ASAP.
I'll support any project you are involved with.
— Railroader_5150 (@eddieVH_2019) September 4, 2019
I WANNA WORK WITH YOU.
— MAC 11 SHAWTY (@beeficus) September 4, 2019
Talent goes a long way. The right opportunities will always reveal themselves and the fans are here to stay!
— JD Hyman (@jdhyman) September 4, 2019
I’ve always enjoyed your work my friend! God bless! Keep hustlin!
— Brad Patrick (@BradpatKCMO) September 4, 2019
After seeing your work in The 100, I became a fan. Adversity is a sign that you're doing the right thing. Keep on keepin' on.
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) September 4, 2019
Dr. King once said- ✨The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy✨
— Mrs.Lizette (@MrsLizette143) September 4, 2019
All Glory to GOD !!
— Papawdee (@Papawdee1) September 4, 2019
What a shame. Keep up the good work. You are a phenomenal actor.
— Mrs. Fell™ (@lilbuffnstuff) September 4, 2019
To hell with those studios, Hollywood needs maverick actors such as yourself
— Charlie Smyth (@Charlie33362988) September 5, 2019
Compare his tweet to this pap:
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 3, 2019
Yeah, and you also said you wanted to know where Trump’s donations are coming from so you’d know who not to work with; that’s a blacklist, genius.
'Talk about hubris'! Debra Messing is still trying to justify her blacklist idea, but now she's also 'whitesplaining' to black Trump supporters https://t.co/DvQlQDlgBW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2019