Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rehab: The New Diversity Training

Okay, this is about ridiculous.

After Mel Gibson's anti-Jewish tirade, he went to rehab for alcohol problems. Michael Richards couldn't explain his niggardly attack on a couple of hecklers, and though he insists he doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem, he checked himself into rehab.

Now Isaiah Washington uses the word "faggot" to describe his Grey's Anatomy castmate, T.R. Knight, and after first denying he said it, Washington later admitted his transgression.

"I can neither defend nor explain my behavior," he wrote in the public apology he issued. "I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I’ve asked for help."

So Isaiah Washington checked himself into rehab for psychological treatment.

Life & Style magazine reports that his bosses at ABC stated, go to treatment or lose your job.
According to an insider, Isaiah, who issued an apology for his statements on Jan. 18, agreed to undergo a psychological assessment after talks with ABC executives.
“ABC has told him he must enter a program to examine why he would say such hateful words,” the insider says.
Come on, y'all!! In the corporate world, a top executive or supervisor found guilty of making discriminatory remarks would be sent to diversity training. She or he would go to a class to learn how to appreciate the differences in others, and then go back to work.

In Hollywood, the sentiment seems to be, "You must be drunk or high or out of you everloving mind to say stuff like that! Don't you know you could ruin you career??? You need to go to rehab."

Life & Style Magazine


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