Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters

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Why the hell is Isaiah Washington in rehab?

He's not even pretending to have a drinking problem.

Can rehab really cure you of the tendency to say "Faggot" in public?

This story has been clogging up space in various news outlets for way too long. Isaiah Washington is a jerk and probably a bigot. Let's move on. Most people are jerks and bigots. A large percentage of the American population is openly homophobic.

I don't think Washington's job should be threatened over something as stupid as saying "faggot." That's just massively oversensitive. It's one thing to be persistently bigoted and intimidating, but there has to be a certain amount of tolerance for those whose attitudes offend us.

If Washington wants therapy to get to the bottom of his homophobia that's fine and admirable, but we all know that what's actually going on here is that he's going to make a big show of contrition and the only thing he's going to learn is to keep his mouth shut in public.

The Kabuki theater of public contrition serves nobody and just buries the real issues at hand.
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