Tigger-gate Continues to Grow...
More news is begining to break about the alleged actions of a Walt Disney World Tigger.
This article talks of how more and more folks are coming forward with complaints.
Like 9-11, the information seems to contradict itself at times. Some of the complaints are for incidents before the worker was hired. Some ex-workers make the action sound like an accident, others as someting done on purpose.
Sadly, no matter what the outcome, this will be a black mark against all costume performers. At the moment, only Disney is involved, but as the article shows, other theme parks are being questioned.
Even freelance may begin having trouble. Companies wanting Tony the Tiger or the Easter Bunny may now have to consider possible exposure to bad publicity or legal action. Parents may not hire clowns or animals for birthday parties. Even Santa could come under this cloud of fear.
Performers may need to consider a variety of actions to remain viable. These could include anything from insurance to hired witnessess (with video cameras). All will require additional expense that the performers may not be able to afford, and clients may not be willing to pay for.
Eventually this will come to various conclusions. But for the time being, working in a suit could be very dangerous...