Americans’ heads are spinning this week as a number of high profile Hollywood types find themselves in the hot seat over their alleged behavior.
In what is being described as a sexual harassment revolution, a number of enormously powerful and wealthy individuals across the nation are being outed as perverse sexual predators, swiftly and vastly altering the landscape of American equality. An incredibly high percentage of these cases involve multiple women reporting similar, ghoulish behavior from a distillate of male bigwigs spanning politics, entertainment, and the mainstream media.
A vast majority of the accused also happen to be extremely liberal, lending some credence to the idea that the Social Justice movement has made for excellent camouflage for their predations.
Now, yet another hugely influential entertainment figure from a left-leaning organization has been outed, and it’s ushering in some dark clouds over the happiest place on earth.
“Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar after acknowledging ‘painful’ conversations and unspecified ‘missteps,’ he wrote in a memo to staff on Tuesday obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
“Lasseter’s statement arrived as THR was preparing a story detailing alleged misconduct by the executive at Disney/Pixar.
“Lasseter is best known as one of the founders of Pixar, which began as a part of the graphics group at LucasFilm. Along with Ed Catmull, he popularized CGI in animation with early films like Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Monster’s Inc.”
In the memo, Lasseter took a very appropriate “PG” approach to the allegations.
“‘I’ve recently had a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me. It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them. As a result, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the leader I am today compared to the mentor, advocate and champion I want to be. It’s been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent. Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form. No matter how benign my intent, everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected.'”
Lasseter also revealed that he would taking a self-imposed six month “sabbatical” in order to “recharge” and return to Pixar.
Pixar is owned by Disney, whose liberal politics have been on display for decades through their own published works and the slant found on Disney-owned properties such as ABC and ESPN.