Katherine Heigl has been one of the most vocal cast members of "Grey's Anatomy", especially since the on-set tension hit fever pitch with the Isaiah Washington/T.R. Knight controversy.
However, now the outspoken star says that the incident which saw T.R. come out of the closet is a good thing since it has been discussed in mainstream media.
The stunning actress told Hollyscoop, "I was ultimately grateful that it opened up a dialogue. To me, I wasn't making a political stand about hurting people's feelings. It's very simple in my mind. You do not actively seek to hurt other people's feelings. I don't care what their sexual orientation, race or gender is.
"We are all human beings, part of the human race, and we need to be compassionate and giving and kind with one another. Enough with the Michael Richards. Enough with the Mel Gibson. Enough with this. It's disgusting. The world is still very bigoted. Go see "Borat". I didn't laugh during that movie. I cried. I was horrified."
However, all is not forgotten with Katherine. The star still has hard feelings against Isaiah, who called her best friend T.R. a "f*****."
But while Katherine once pressed for him to be fired from the hit show, she now believes in second chances.
She said, "I think Isaiah very much values his job and his character, and he takes it all very seriously and he's very passionate about it. I'd hate to see him lose that, though I do think two strikes and you're out."