- Jun 4, 2011
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A member of the ToughPigs forum wrote a comment that I wanted to share.
From somebody who has a little tiny bit of experience in the TV and film world, I've met plenty of Steves and plenty of the types that are uniting against him here. Steve was and is clearly very outspoken and assured of his understanding of The Muppets. And he's clearly very talented and stubborn. Those kinds of people can last a while in Hollywood but they don't mesh well at all with the power structures. Once somebody is in charge they often take criticism very personally. Just forget it if they're being criticized by someone working for them. It's not done. Hollywood tradition is to shut up and do what you're told until it's your turn to be in charge. I feel tremendously for Steve and want him back but the more I learn the more I am surprised that he lasted at Disney as long as he did. Just speaking from a cynical realist's point of view.
Not to say that I am confident he's a hero standing up against the Mousehive of Scum and Profiteering. It seems like a lot of human feelings and stubbornness on all sides has led to a lot of pain. I think some of the talk has gotten out of hand but I totally understand why people need to express their frustration and sadness. It's a hard and pivotal moment for Muppet fandom.