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He Won't Be Fired

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He Won't Be Fired#2
Posted: 2/13/20 at 6:55pm

Of course not. Was there any doubt?
 

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He Won't Be Fired#3
Posted: 2/13/20 at 6:55pm

No matter what side you are one here you have to admit that their statement is reeeealllly bad. It is far to business and shows no humanity for the POV of the other side of the line. This will do nothing to make the issue go away for them because if anything this is going to make it worse.

I am waiting for the moment that someone that is a big enough name in the Broadway community to man up about speaking their mind on it without caring about the backlash. Who will be the first one that is too big to be blacklisted to open the door?

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He Won't Be Fired#4
Posted: 2/13/20 at 7:01pm

It's unsurprising that he won't be fired. However, I'm choosing not to buy tickets to West Side Story for my spring NY trip (despite the fact that it's one of my favorite musicals). 

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He Won't Be Fired#5
Posted: 2/13/20 at 7:04pm
Their loyalty is to their employee.

And of course he wont be getting fired, they have no grounds.
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He Won't Be Fired#6
Posted: 2/13/20 at 7:22pm
Good. Time to get another post opening ticket.
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He Won't Be Fired#7
Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:19pm

Did anyone not already know this from the previous comments?

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Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:23pm
“Hi guys we know what happened but since it didn’t happen with us we don’t care and we don’t care that people are protesting either and we don’t care about victims” is what I’m getting from that. This statement is absolutely horrid lol
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Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:28pm
They don’t necessarily lack grounds for termination...but they’re making a decision that was obvious from day one.

At this point, why waste our breath. This production will be forgotten in 20 years, as will Ramasar.
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He Won't Be Fired#10
Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:29pm
Big Yikes.
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He Won't Be Fired#11
Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:34pm
The statement by the anonymous cast member in support of the protesters and Waterbury is heartbreaking.

All cast members should be consulted in a confidential way and asked if they want him removed from the show. This is grossly unfair on the young cast making their debuts and not wanting to get themselves blacklisted.
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He Won't Be Fired#12
Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:52pm

Dolly80 said: "The statement by the anonymous cast member in support of the protesters and Waterbury is heartbreaking.

Heartbreaking—-and already determined to be completely fabricated.  Sloppy reporting, as usual. 
 

 

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He Won't Be Fired#13
Posted: 2/13/20 at 9:53pm

GiantsInTheSky2 said: "They don’t necessarily lack grounds for termination...but they’re making a decision that was obvious from day one.

At this point, why waste our breath. This production will be forgotten in 20 years, as will Ramasar.
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It’s totally ok that the producers stand by their decision to cast Amar. And yes, they knew what happened at NYC Ballet. But, what happened at the ballet does not, nor should it have any impact on anything he does on Broadway.

If what he did was while working in a Broadway show and not the ballet that would be one thing. However, this isn’t the case. Say that the producers fires him as a result of the protests. Amar would have a damn good chance of being reinstated once he goes to AEA. Point being this didn’t happen on Broadway so to have him get fired for something that happened elsewhere wouldn’t be good grounds to so.

 

Also, the protests really need to stop. This issue is a pending court case. I could see there Being an issue if the verdict was not a reasonable one. But, people are acting as if that already happened when it has yet to do so. Waterbury, by going to these protests, ain’t doing herself any favors. In fact, her protesting and comments she had made can come back to bite her once the case starts 

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He Won't Be Fired#14
Posted: 2/13/20 at 10:40pm
In other news, the Looney Tunes have issued a statement of support for Pepe Le Pew.

And for my Hispanic or Japanese friends, the World Martial Arts Tournament would like to remind you that Master Roshi is “of a different era” and please stop boycotting them.
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He Won't Be Fired#15
Posted: 2/13/20 at 10:45pm

He shouldn't have been cast in the first place, and the fact that the producers were so short-sighted will leave a permanent stain on this production. While it may not impact ticket sales, there's always going to be a footnote, made permanent by their statement, and likely noted somewhere in the reviews. 

I want to see the show, but I won't pay for a ticket to a performance when he's there. In fact, I've heard Ricky has been excellent understudying him recently, so it's even more of an incentive to see it with he's not there. 



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He Won't Be Fired#16
Posted: 2/13/20 at 10:48pm

Islander_fan said: "Also, the protests really need to stop. This issue is a pending court case. I could see there Being an issue if the verdict was not a reasonable one. But, people are acting as if that already happened when it has yet to do so. Waterbury, by going to these protests, ain’t doing herself any favors. In fact, her protesting and comments she had made can come back to bite her once the case starts"

I’m curious when did YOU became her lawyer?

 

I feel like this new statement shifts a lot of blame onto Actors Equity for standing by Amar.... 

Updated On: 2/13/20 at 10:48 PM
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Posted: 2/13/20 at 11:22pm

"While we support the right of assembly enjoyed by the protestors..."

Who wrote this statement, the Grand Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha?

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He Won't Be Fired#18
Posted: 2/13/20 at 11:32pm
^i mean... not a huge name by any measure, but Rachel Zegler has been pretty outspoken on the issue.
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He Won't Be Fired#19
Posted: 2/14/20 at 12:06am

HogansHero said: "he cannot be fired for a non-criminal act that is not employment related and not a breach of his employment contract. Would you want to be subject to dismissal under such circumstances? Think, folks, think."

Very well put - succinct and accurate. 

 

It begs the question - do the protestors realize they’re actually pushing for him to be bought out of his contract? To get paid to do nothing? 

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He Won't Be Fired#20
Posted: 2/14/20 at 12:15am

HogansHero said: "Luminaire2 said: "That’s a bad statement.

Imagine if they said:

“This guy murdered someone once, but it wasn’t with us.. so it’s fine”...

Like it’s an absurd statement.
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The only absurd statement I see is yours. Murder is a crime, and would be grounds for dismissal (were it not moot anyway). Here, having hired him (something we are free to criticize, protest, boycott because of), he cannot be fired for a non-criminal act that is not employment related and not a breach of his employment contract. Would you want to be subject to dismissal under such circumstances? Think, folks, think.
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Wrong. Just because it’s not viewed as a crime currently does not mean what he did was right, or that it won’t be a crime in the near future. The point is it’s a bad statement. These protests are never going to get him fired, but we protest to ensure producers and directors know that they need to cast better. They can do better. 
 

I have managed restaurants. If someone applied for a job, and we were going to hire them, and then one of my staff told me they had shared nude photos of other staff at another restaurant, and it was proven then it happened... I most certainly would not hire them. 

Updated On: 2/14/20 at 12:15 AM
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Posted: 2/14/20 at 12:29am

What, if anything, this protest will do will curb future producers from hiring him.  
Although, in this business who knows (ie. look at Barbour doing Phantom...)

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Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:29am

Luminaire2 said: "Wrong. Just because it’s not viewed as a crime currently does not mean what he did was right, or that it won’t be a crime in the near future. The point is it’s a bad statement. These protests are never going to get him fired, but we protest to ensure producers and directors know that they need to cast better. They can do better.

I havemanaged restaurants.If someone applied for a job, and we were going to hire them, and then one of my staff told me they had shared nude photos of other staff at another restaurant, and it was proven then it happened... I most certainly would not hirethem.
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Yes, you are wrong. First, no one said it was right; that is not the issue. Again, I beg you to think. We do not allow termination because we do not think what someone did is wrong. Would you want to be fired on that basis? Second, even assuming it became a crime in the future, that future law could not be applied to him. That would be ex post facto. Unconstitutional in this country (and all civilized countries). Third, it remains to be seen what effect these protests have. (My guess is zilch.) Finally, again, please think. What you describe is a situation where someone has not been hired and is not hired because of information that makes them an undesirable hire. That is not the scenario here. Seriously, do you think that is an analogous situation? Ramasar was contracted. He cannot be terminated unless he breaches that contract. You really can logic through this; please try.

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Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:41am

HogansHero said: "Luminaire2 said: "That’s a bad statement.

Imagine if they said:

“This guy murdered someone once, but it wasn’t with us.. so it’s fine”...

Like it’s an absurd statement.
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The only absurd statement I see is yours. Murder is a crime, and would be grounds for dismissal (were it not moot anyway). Here, having hired him (something we are free to criticize, protest, boycott because of), he cannot be fired for a non-criminal act that is not employment related and not a breach of his employment contract. Would you want to be subject to dismissal under such circumstances? Think, folks, think.
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This. 

I thought this was common sense, but I guess not. 

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He Won't Be Fired#24
Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:42am
Y’all are crazy.
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Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:43am
Whichever way you swing on this I think it’s an absolutely awful statement which reads like it was written by lawyers, which it no doubt was!

I think everyone knows legally Ramasar can’t be or is not going to be fired, so this statement just misses the point entirely. It’s the fact that Ramasar engaged in sexually immoral behaviour with apparently no consequences to himself or his career, and WSS is basically saying “we’re not bothered because what happened didn’t happen on our turf”. I’m not out here saying he should never again work in the industry, but I think there should have some element of him having showed he was sorry for what happened and that he had learnt from it before he was so openly welcomed into another show. This doesn’t seem to have happened. WSS should never have hired him in the first place, but they did clearly with no moral compass and should expect they’re now going to get a backlash. It clearly is not going to make any difference to overall sales, but I’m glad if the protests at least make TPTB uncomfortable af.



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