Comedian Jeff Garlin slammed allegations that he’s being canceled because he supposedly creates an unsafe working environment.
59-year-old Garlin said in no uncertain terms that he has not been fired from the ABC comedy “The Goldbergs.”
“No, I was not fired from ‘The Goldbergs,’” he said plainly. “I have not been fired from ‘The Goldbergs.’”
A writer for Vanity Fair was been looking into allegations against the actor.
The reporter asked Garlin about allegations that he has been physically inappropriate with colleagues as well as said disrespectful things to the cast and crew that have led to complaints to human resources, Fox News reports.
Garlin outright denied the allegations.
“It’s always the same thing. It’s about me and my silliness on set,” Garlin responded.
“They don’t think it’s appropriate. I do. That’s where we’re at,” he continued.
“I’ve not been fired because of it. We just think differently,” he explained.
“Now when I’m at ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ for example, if I’m not doing the things that we’re talking about, Larry David—or a cameraman, the producer, who’s a woman—lots of people come up to me and ask me if I’m okay. I need to do what I need to do to keep my energy up and do what I do.”
“So I don’t know what to say. To me, if you’re a stand-in on a show and you don’t like the content or the behavior… If someone’s going after you, that’s different. But in terms of in general—well, then by God, quit, go someplace else.”
“The well-being of our cast and crew is of utmost importance to us. This is an employment matter and it is being addressed by HR and production,” a spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television, which owns the show, told Fox News Digital.
Garlin tried to note that, while he doesn’t support people getting offended on someone else’s behalf, anyone who is personally offended by his words or actions just needs to let him know and he says he would respect their wishes. However, the interviewer tried to point out the power dynamic behind asking employees to criticize their boss. Garlin briefly accused the interviewer of having an “agenda” to make him look bad before they talked more and realized they agree about the power dynamics at play.