Actor Thomas Gibson reportedly kicked a writer on the set of his series, Criminal Minds. As a result, he was suspended from work and has now been fired. Acting requires big personalities, and sometimes results in big egos, but a propensity for violence can show up anywhere. The actors who do behave abdominably usually find themselves on the cover of The National Enquirer, and more important, out of a job.
Whether an actor enjoys violence or has no control over his emotions and acts out in a childish and dangerous manner, there should be consequences. Parents of actors have an important job of helping their children grow up and to take on responsibility for their actions and to show exceptional maturity while working. It’s sad that an otherwise successful adult hasn’t learned that same lesson.
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