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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-09-04 07:01 pm

[ SECRET POST #3897 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3897 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-04 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Would you publicly shit talk your boss and risk getting black balled in a ridiculously competitive industry?

(Anonymous) 2017-09-05 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
Especially given how much fandom love there was for the Whedonverse. I mean, can you imagine one of the actors criticising him and the backlash?
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[personal profile] liz_marcs 2017-09-05 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
This. David Fury, one of Joss's writers on both "Buffy" and "Angel," got dogpiled when he said in an interview that Joss was pretty much not involved with "Angel" until the last two seasons. That dogpile included a public comment from Whedon himself that indicated he was unhappy with Fury.

Fury ended up quickly back-pedaling and saying that Joss was involved, just not in the day-to-day because David Greenwalt was the showrunner on "Angel" the first three seasons and blah-de-blah cakes.

The fact is Fury wasn't lying ("Angel" really was Greenwalt's baby) and his comment wasn't exactly negative, either. Although the context in which he said it could be construed as negative if you squinted (I think it was part of an answer about the batshit insanity of season four "Angel"), but he wasn't being negative at all.

Yet that didn't matter. Fury got dogpiled deep enough, complete with public scolding from Whedon, that he ended up making a public explanation/partial retraction. And this was over something relatively harmless that didn't make Joss look bad and was a completely logical statement if you knew ANYTHING about how "Angel" came into being.

Can you IMAGINE if someone involved with one of Joss's shows publicly outed him on something that ACTUALLY made Joss look bad?

Edited 2017-09-05 21:29 (UTC)