Isaiah Washington will no longer be gracing our television screens in the future.
The Grey’s Anatomy alum announced on social media that he is officially retiring from acting. He wrote, “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of relief that I am announcing my early retirement from the entertainment industry today. Those who have been following/Witnessing my journey here on Twitter since 2011 all know that I have fought the good fight, but it seems that the haters, provocateurs, and the useful Idiots have won. I’m no longer interested in the back and forth regarding a ‘color construct’ that keeps us human beings divided nor am I interested in politics or anything vitriolic.”
Washington went on to talk about his retirement plans. “I will be traveling this great country before it falls into Socialism and then Communism. Until then, know that this Frederick Douglass Conservative will keep his powder dry and loves you all! I am truly grateful for your support over the years.”
He continued, “It looks like CORSICANA #CorsicanaMovie may be the last time you see me as an Actor born here in America. Just know that I will be posting a few pictures of my retirement shenanigans here and there but until then. Be safe out there. Your loved ones love you and need you. SALUTE!”
Isaiah Washington has acted in many shows and movies throughout his career, his notable role was as Dr. Preston Burke in Grey’s Anatomy. He was a part of the original cast for three seasons before he was fired in 2007 for allegedly using homophobic slurs against his former castmate T.R. Knight. However, Washington has denied using the word during his Golden Globe speech.
What are your thoughts on the actor’s announcement?