This is Sandy Wax.
This the person who fired Melanie Martinez.
She fired Melanie Martinez because she didn't like a video that Melanie made SEVEN YEARS before she was hired to be a host on a PBS kiddie show.
The video Melanie made seven years ago made fun of abstinence-only sex education programs. Clearly this disqualifies her for becoming the beloved host of a show like The Good Night Show for children 2 to 6 years old. Because wondering about abstinence-only sex education is so much on the minds of children 2 to 6 years old or something?
PBS KIDS Sprout has determined that the dialogue in this video is inappropriate for her role as a preschool program host and may undermine her character’s credibility with our audience. As a result, PBS KIDS Sprout has decided that she will no longer appear as host of The Good Night Show.
Be sure to tell YOUR kids about that they must be very very very careful never to do anything in the past that a boss far far far in the future might not agree with politically.
Except if you're famous like George Carlin, or something.
But if you're just a girl, you better watch what you say.
This is a funny column by Mark Morford about PBS's stupid, un-American decision. It's called "Dumb People Make Children Cry."
This is Sandy Wax's address. You could practice some free speech on Sandy.
PBS Kids Sprout
2000 Market Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103