Stupid me thought the big Pixar news this week was going to be the The Incredibles 2 trailer.
Alas, this is 2017. So someone probably got raped.
Seriously, it was bad enough a creeper behind the scenes brought shame to the Arrowverse so close to the annual crossover (Crisis on Earth X, yo). But now we’re involving Jack Jack and Sully. And that tow truck Larry the Cable Guy does. What’s next? Finding out Stan Lee and Mel Brooks were running a Chinese prostitution ring with their old Army buddies? Perish the thought.
The latest coming out of Pervertland USA Hollywood is Disney animation head John Lasseter 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:”
“It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them…”
Sounds like he was making the brave decision to check into rehab. Oh, his poor, perverted soul. Allow me to clarify. What he really did was try to get ahead of this story detailing those “missteps.” So think less drugs. More ass-grabbing.
Dude, you were so close.
One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter was known for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”
Based on the accounts of former Pixar insiders as well as sources in the animation community, the alleged incident was not an isolated occurrence. One longtime Pixar employee says Lasseter, who is well-known for hugging employees and others in the entertainment community, was also known by insiders for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.” Multiple sources say Lasseter is known to drink heavily at company social events such as premiere parties but this source says the behavior was not always confined to such settings.
We’re no lace-cuffed Puritans here at LwC. Being extra friendly with the ladies is one thing. Grabbing non-consenting ladies, in a professional environment, is another thing. It doesn’t sound like we’re talking about “My, Penny, what a lovely dress you have today,” as much as “My, Penny, what fine chest meat you have. Lemme have a bite.”
Or the age-old pervish ode: “That dress is so fine, it makes your ass divine.”
Clearly not appropriate in a work environment. Especially the grabby part. If Lasseter is known for being a little handsy, and the Weinstein Effect has its sights on Luxo the bouncing Pixar ball, this move is simply pre-emptive. Damage control.
Understandable, considering Pixar is known for family friendly films. So if Lasseter goes down as a pervert? Not going to look good. I’m sure Lasseter isn’t the only one. At this point, I think we know for a fact he’s not the only one.
Methinks it would be easier for us all to find out who isn’t a sleezeburger. We may have just enough people to fit comfortably around the table for Thanksgiving dinner.