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Old 06-07-2020, 08:45 AM   #11
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I get that his delivery of said sentiments would be douchey in the best of times and pathetically stupid in the current environment, but I don't see what is controversial about the sentiments themselves. If he'd posted something (without the photo) like - "The looting is two blocks away from my house now. Please don't target my home or I will defend it," - would he have been fired? Probably not, but I understand that even a post like might not be necessary or effective. I could understand the anxiety if it's that close to home though.

The thing is he worked on two police dramas, "Chicago P.D." and the S.W.A.T. reboot (the writing staff posted this on their Twitter account: https://twitter.com/SWATWritersRoom/...047853568?s=19) before getting sacked from the upcoming one. Obviously, he's been exposed to law enforcement, so why post anything PERIOD?
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:18 AM   #12
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I get you. The guy doesn't seem particularly bright.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:58 AM   #13
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Yep that was a pretty stoopid thing to do but is anyone else thinking it's pretty sucky to lose your job and your representation in this economic climate?
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Old 06-09-2020, 05:38 AM   #14
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Yep that was a pretty stoopid thing to do but is anyone else thinking it's pretty sucky to lose your job and your representation in this economic climate?



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Old 06-10-2020, 07:21 PM   #15
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Yep that was a pretty stoopid thing to do but is anyone else thinking it's pretty sucky to lose your job and your representation in this economic climate?
Of course it's sucky. It's also sucky that he's an adult man who felt compelled to pose with a huge automatic weapon (what kind of weapon was that?) threatening to kill people.

Frankly, why should an employer keep him on staff after that? Especially in an industry where the number of pro TV writers greatly exceeds the number of staff jobs? Pros who would and could do the job very well without the controversy?

Posting that pic and comment on facebook (which was later screenshot and put on twitter by someone else), reveals a lot about him -- a hothead who is reckless and doesn't think about possible consequences of his actions. I wouldn't want to hire or work with someone like that, either.

People need to be aware of what they put on social media under their real names.
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