So as I'm sure you're all aware, there has been a slew of sexual misconduct allegations levied at various people in the media. Up till now, I've had a very simple view of this. Obviously, I'm against any form of sexual abuse, unwanted sexual contact etc., people who engage in this behaviour should be held responsible, and I've viewed the fact that all of this is coming to light as a good thing.
I still feel that way, but up till now the allegations were always against people I didn't really care about. Then the bomb hit about John Lasseter.
For those who don't know, John Lasseter is one of the big creative forces at Pixar, he directed Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 (one of my favourite movies of all time and a movie that is very personal to me), and Cars, and until very recently has been the chief executive officer at both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios.
This news really broke my heart. Now when I look into the eyes of one of my childhood heroes, I can only see a creep. I feel like something sinister has crept into a bastion of innocence. I would have never seen this coming.
Where sky and water meet,
Where the waves grow sweet,
Doubt not, Reepicheep,
To find all you seek,
There is the utter east.