I will not be happy until you have Burke french kiss a man to make up for his bonehead offensive remarks. I agree that bouncing Isiah Washington and replacing him with another African American actor would be racist. But Mc "Gay, I love Gay" needs to kiss a man on TV.
He has done your wonderful show and the great character you & he have created a great disservice with his homophobia.
You can say "trust the art, not the artist" but this is more than someone having offensive politics, it is someone giving voice to hate and then playing a subtle theatrical role. Everytime Washington's character shows up, I expect him to say "f**g*t", he just destroyed Burke with his unprofessional behavior.
The bottom line, as someone said, is that if T.R. Knight had dropped the "N" word he would be off the show. This is no different.
I wouldn't write if I weren't a fan. Let Burke get a nice wet one, linger on the shot and all will be well.