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‘The Goldbergs’ star Jeff Garlin speaks ahead of firing, accusations of ‘Mistakes’ on set

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The Goldbergs star Jeff Garlin has been at the center of accusations and rumors about misconduct on the show’s set. After a few weeks of speculation, Vanity FairMaureen Ryan finally got in touch with Garlin himself and learn some details about the situation.

For the background, Sony Pictures Television responds question about Garlin’s condition in the program, makes a simple statement but leaves many questions. “The health of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us. This is an employment issue and it’s being worked on by human resources and production.” According to Ryan, rumors were circulating regarding a “verbal and physical pattern of behavior” that made some people uncomfortable on set.

The behavior in question includes touching or hugging people with or without consent, language that some consider inappropriate, and others. According to the source of Vanity Fair, “He walked away because he was going to call me for it — saying he was a big teddy bear, saying things like, ‘Oh you know me, just a big bowl, I’m a hugger. I just love you.”

Garlin has personally reached out to speak with Ryan and share his views on the situation and his disagreements with Sony. Follow Restrain your Enthusiasm star, he wasn’t fired from the show, he was investigated by HR for three seasons running, and his feelings for what it feels like to be an “unsafe” work environment.

“My opinion is, I have my background in terms of how I’m funny, in terms of context and what I have to do. They feel that makes a workspace cited as ‘no’. safe’,” Garlin told the magazine. “Now, mind you, my laziness creates an unsafe workspace-I don’t understand how. And I’m on a comedy show. I’ve always been a nice person and thoughtful. I make mistakes, sure. But my comedy is about alleviating people’s pain. Why would I want to cause anyone’s pain to be laughed at? bullying. That’s extraordinary.”

“That’s where we’re at. I wasn’t fired for that. We just thought differently. Now, when I’m at Curb Your E Enthusiasm, for example, if I’m not doing the things that we’re doing. speaking of, Larry David – or a cinematographer, producer, is a woman – a lot of people come up to me and ask me if I’m okay,” continued Garlin. “I need to do what I need to do. to stay energized and do what I do. So I don’t know what to say. To me, if you’re a stand-in on a show and you don’t like the content or the behavior… If someone is chasing you, that’s different. But overall, my God, give it up, go somewhere else. “

Garlin’s discussion with Ryan was crude and honest, with reporters keeping Garlin on point and sometimes on the defensive. He gives his side of the situation the way he sees it and how it applies to the larger story on the film or TV series. It is also a respectful and refreshing conversation that may not be right for everyone reading this, but it has different results than we’ve seen in other situations.

The actor isn’t sure if the show will return for another season and admits he doesn’t want to return due to the staffing situation, but he also doesn’t want to disappoint the cast and crew. “Maybe I’m not as good as I thought, but I try [showing] everyone is kind and respectful. I was also free to joke around with them, and apparently some of my jokes were missing, and I hurt people. And that makes me sad,” Garlin said to close the conversation.

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