ballerina wrote:Innapropriate yes, he wasn't really preaching the gospel to him though he did hand him a tract. Does that mean he should have been fired with no explanation and blacklisted from the industry? Don't you think the punishment was a bit excessive.
Yes he should have been fired and blacklisted. There's a zero tolerance for that sort of thing. He was simply unprofessional. Besides, he wasn't part of the crew. (He probably would have been given a talking too instead if he were) Extras are expendable. Also I find it interesting it took a week to can him. It seems some investigating was done and it was discovered this guy may have had an agenda - other than preaching the Gospel. He's using this story to show what a good shepherd he is. What he should have done is approached Brad once the shoot was finished, perhaps invited him for a drink or dinner (of course this would never happen). Yet in doing so, he would have been received better. That would have been more Christian and personable than those annoying tracts that are handed out.
I am annoyed by the Brand as well, but working in the studio environment, this sort of shi# is annoying as fu#$.
I understand how most will view his firing as excessive, but really it isn't. It sends a message. Like I said before, people who pitch things on set are canned too.