THE 2 FINALISTS IN OUR SEARCH
MY ORIGINAL BLOG POST:
My father always says, "Don't shit where you eat." Not the most tactful way to put it, but lesson learned.
@morganajames but you shouldn't tweet about it either. We should support one another in this industry & that tweet was disgusting. sorry.
@ScottAlanNet I'm sorry to offend. It's not about 'not supporting'. The prod/dir was offensive (sexually) and it just wasn't for me.
@morganajames then don't tweet your opinions, love. it IS about supporting. It's a FIRST preview featuring FRIENDS and IDOLS we respect
@morganajames people read your tweets & you need to be apart of this industry & be respectful & feel honored to be working in it.
@morganajames it disgusts me to see performers judging art. Theatre is already judged by so many. WE are the ones who need to SUPPORT
- Morgan James has as much right to Tweet her opinion, even a negative one, as anyone else does.
- Matt Doyle and Scott Alan (and others) have a right to respond.
- Ultimately, I think this is more about tact than it is her actual opinion. There are ways to express your opinions without offending friends and colleagues. I'd probably have to quit my job if I publicly aired my true feelings about my bosses, co-workers and potential future colleagues.
- Perhaps if she had started with her statement about why she found the show offensive...
- The Twitter-verse is full of actors Tweeting about other shows than the ones they are in. Neil Patrick Harris is a master at tact. He only Tweets about a positive aspect or two about everything he sees. Read into it what you want about what he DOESN'T say. He gets his opinion across and no one is offended.
- Sometimes the truth hurts. We still have to respect the opinions we don't agree with, whether they are about "friends and idols" or not.
- On the other hand, hypocrisy is just as offensive to me. I seem to recall a HUGE number of actors "in the community" being less than kind about the previews for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. And I don't mean the public outcry about the safety issues. I mean the gleeful Tweets about being glad that it was "them" and not "us" from people in other shows. Or the "Man, I'm glad I didn't get cast in that 'hot mess'!" And the rest of the lot. (Kudos to Patrick Page, Jennifer Damiano and Reeve Carney, by the way, for not responding in kind at the time.)