Hollywood is a pretty open-minded place in many ways; however, there are a few celebrities that seem a bit out of step with the majority. The stars that we’re talking about don’t believe in equal rights for everyone. They have all been caught making homophobic remarks and, while some of them have apologized for their behavior, there are still a number of them who don’t see what they said as wrong. We decided to call these celebrities out for their homophobic outbursts. After all, aren’t we all supposed to be past that kind of narrow-minded thinking? Here are 7 celebrities who have displayed homophobic behavior!
7. Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington’s use of homophobic slurs is what got him fired from “Grey’s Anatomy.” During his tenure on the show, he had a disagreement with his co-star T.R. Knight and reportedly called him a “f***ot.” The controversy should have ended there; however, at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, when he was interviewed on the red carpet, Washington (inappropriately) joked about the situation saying, “I love gay. I wanted to be gay. Please let me be gay.” No one was laughing.
After the incident, ABC decided not to renew the actor’s contract and dropped him from the show. No one else in Hollywood was really interested in working with the actor as a result of all the controversy. Washington has since claimed that Hollywood persecuted him for the anti-gay comment that he made at the Golden Globe Awards. We think he’s probably learned a really valuable lesson as a result. Maybe he can spend his free time reviewing his views on equality.JStone / Shutterstock.com