The Massachusetts native, 51, tweeted the GIF on Thursday, November 19, ahead of a new Grey’s Anatomy episode. The GIF featured Heigl’s character, Izzie, telling Pompeo’s character Meredith, “Dude, she went all cage battle on you.”
Pompeo wrote alongside the clip, “Hey it’s Gray’s day!!!”
Hey it’s Gray’s day!!! pic.twitter.com/nGwAnmojPP
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) November 20, 2020
The Daredevil star’s tweet comes three days after Washington, 57, reignited his longtime feud with Heigel, 41. The actor — who portrayed Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama — slammed his former costar through Twitter on Monday, November 16, dubbing her “the primary Karen.”
“This lady as soon as proclaimed that I ought to ‘by no means’ be allowed to talk publicly once more,” he wrote alongside an image of the Fits alum. “The world agreed along with her proclamation again then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I want I used to be on Twitter in 2007, as a result of I’ll NEVER cease exercising my free speech.”
Their feud started after studies surfaced in October 2006 that Washington had used a homophobic slur throughout a battle on set with Patrick Dempsey. Throughout an interview on the Golden Globes in January 2007, the Texas native denied utilizing the phrase. Later that month, T.R. Knight (George O’Malley) revealed that listening to Washington say the slur encouraged him to come out as gay.
Heigl instructed Entry Hollywood on the time that Washington “wants to simply not converse in public, interval.” ABC confirmed in June 2007 that Washington wouldn’t return for season 4 of Gray’s Anatomy. One month later, the Texas native admitted throughout an interview on Larry King Dwell that he used the phrase during a heated moment with Dempsey, 54.
“I stated, ‘I don’t want Ellen, I can act,’” he stated on the time. “And that was the second that despatched it into a distinct zone. [Dempsey] turned unhinged, sprayed spittle in my face. … I stated a number of unhealthy phrases. ‘There’s no approach you’re going to deal with me just like the B-word, the P-word or the F-word.’ … I’m not homophobic – on no account, form or kind.”
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On Monday, Washington additionally slammed a fan who tried to defend Heigl’s involvement within the feud and blasted his different former costar Chandra Wilson.
“Your opinions are your personal, however you’re a idiot, a liberal and misguided feminist to even try to defend this lady,” Washington tweeted. “You weren’t there, so die on this hill, whoever you’re. She might have cared much less about her homosexual pal. Chandra Wilson is aware of all about that too.”
A supply instructed Us Weekly on Monday that Heigl doesn’t remorse defending Knight, 47.
“Katherine stood up for her shut pal twice when Isaiah publicly outed him and known as him a f—–t,” the insider defined. “That’s hate discuss, not free speech. She is proud that she stood up for him. Katherine is and all the time will likely be an advocate and ally to LGBTQ neighborhood.”
Knight left Gray’s Anatomy in 2009 following the present’s fifth season. Heigl, for her half, departed the present in 2010 after six seasons.
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