One of the newest shows I like to watch is Clarence, a children’s animation created by Skylar Page. It’s about a kid named Clarence and the adventures he has with his best friends Jeff and Sumo. It’s a silly and adventurous show that reminds me of my own childhood.
If you’ve been keeping up with entertainment news, you probably heard that Skyler Page was fired by Cartoon Network for sexual allegations that were made by a female colleague. I give kudos for Cartoon Network stepping up and making a swift decision.
According to Jeff Rowe, a personal friend, and writer of the show Gravity Falls, Page suffers from Bipolar I. During the day of the assault, Page was walking through the streets shirtless screaming at cops, trying to smoke a cigarette through his nose, and drinking old olive juice. On top of that, he popped in and out of characters and answered questions with riddles. The day after, Rowe stayed with Page in the emergency room while he sang They Might Be Giants’ songs and spoke in a cowboy voice. (If you want to read more of the post, here it is.)
My Personal View
When I look at this situation, I see a female victim of assault and a person with a mental illness. Unfortunately, that Skylar Page did not receive help before his alleged assault. There should have been prevention for his behaviors or at least aid when a female complained of his antics.