Perhaps the good people at Transparent realized they could no longer in good conscience employ Jeffrey Tambor, because they just fired his creeping ass.
Over three months after Tambor was first accused of harassment and sexual misconduct by multiple women, the actor finally parted ways on Thursday with the show that has won him two Emmys.
Tambor then attempted to exonerate himself by accusing all of his victims of lying while also criticizing the show’s “toxic politicized atmosphere,” which is now apparently the term used to describe TV shows that require daily morning meditation circles.
“As I have consistently stated, I deeply regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone and I will continue to vehemently defend myself,” he wrote, which is the same as saying, “I’m sorry if I did anything I’m sorry for.” He also said he regrets that the “ground-breaking” Transparent is in jeopardy now, which is a transparent way to deflect blame in case the show actually does tank.
We’re not buying it, though. Transparent’s cast of newbies and veterans is collectively so talented that the show can absolutely move on without Tambor. It sounds more like Tambor’s Emmy success has gone to his head and he now has a “World Revolves Around Me” Complex.
Plus, this will clear an opening for one of the show’s many talented and appealing trans actors to shine. It’s about time a popular, mainstream piece of entertainment features an actual trans person in a major trans role.
It’s odd, however, that Tambor is criticizing Transparent creator Jill Soloway in his response, claiming that she has painted an “unfair characterization” of him in the media. In reality, Soloway and the media reps for Transparent have not even mentioned Tambor by name in recent statements.
Overall, Tambor’s response just feels more like a more eloquent version of Thorgy Thor drawing a dick on the Werk Room mirror when she got eliminated from All Stars 3.
Best of luck in your future endeavors, Mr. Thambor Thor.