“No, I haven’t been fired from ‘The Goldbergs'”: Jeff Garlin protests on on-set misconduct
YES. When HR or someone is interested in you – do you think you’ve changed based on any such conversation?
Most certainly. I spoke to a woman late last year because I had some COVID-wise issues with what was going on on set. And I was angry, not at any individual, but in general. And I go home and we talk about how I can deal with that better, among other things. And by the way, every time HR says something to me, they’re not direct about the specifics. Nothing specific. It’s general. So until I address the specifics – a specific person, a specific time – I can’t work it out. Those are all rumours.
I’ve done a lot of different jobs, and no matter where I work – even if they do it jokingly, even if they do it without malice – if someone constantly mentions referring to female body parts, that would make me negative. feeling, especially if it’s a stronger person. And I feel like I’m risking something by talking to anyone about it.
So when we say body parts, I’ll write it down [with] this: the only word that I use, consistently, is when I stand up, sometimes I say — most of the time and I’ve had for a hundred years, that’s not okay — I would say, ” Oh, my vagina. “And that’s just me existing,, In my eyes, it’s stupid. How can that create an unsafe workplace where if someone has a real vaginal problem or someone says, “I have cervical cancer” or something like that, I will no more talking about it. I won’t do anything. But generally someone is insulting me by saying, “Oh my pussy,” when I stand up, I need more than that. That’s what I’m saying.
If someone is using language and talking to me or talking to customers or talking to people in a way that I consider disrespectful — I would risk reporting it even if I did. at Jiffy Lube. But if I’m working on the set of a TV show, the risk is incalculable, because my career could end.
I do not object to what you are saying. But I’m saying if someone is indirectly offended by what I’m saying and they don’t think it’s funny, my answer is “Get over it”. [But] if I’m saying something that makes you feel hurt and malicious and is directed at you, you’d better stop — whatever behavior I’m doing.
You know, putting pressure on other people—
By the way, what you’re saying about Hollywood is really case-by-case. Most of the series that I’m in, I find everyone or everything to be respected. And that includes movies where I don’t star, I’m 10th on the list. I can easily replace. Have I seen terrible behavior? You bet I have. Have I spoken out yet? Always, because I don’t like people being quiet about it. And with my quote, “position of power,” I won’t wait to get to Human Resources. In fact, I’ll talk about it later and be there with that person.
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/12/jeff-garlin-responds-to-talk-of-misbehavior-on-set “No, I haven’t been fired from ‘The Goldbergs'”: Jeff Garlin protests on on-set misconduct