Actor Brad Garrett has gotten himself â€œTangledâ€ up in comments he made while promoting his new animated Disney film. During an interview about the new movie, in which he voices the character Hook Hand Thug, Garrett strayed a good ways away from G-rated territory.
Garrett spoke with Rob Saul and Travis Wettstein of BlogTalkRadio.comâ€™s â€œNight Views Radio.â€ When asked about the premise of â€œTangled,â€ he said, â€œItâ€™s a modern day version of Rapunzel. And this hot chick is in the castle, and oddly enough itâ€™s her pubic hair that she lets out the window. Itâ€™s kind of strangeâ€¦â€
The actor then caught himself, and said, â€œOh God, God, I hope this doesnâ€™t get out.â€ The hosts assured him it wouldnâ€™t as they figured that they donâ€™t have much of an audience. (Raise your hand if youâ€™ve heard of â€œNight Views Radioâ€ before now.) But, alas, it has.The New York Post had a whole write-up about the interview on â€œPage Sixâ€ on Wednesday.
Brad Garrett did go on to praise the film, in general, and Alan Menken, in particular, for writing the music for â€œTangled.â€ Whether or not his praise for the movie will make up for his not-quite-G-rated comments remains to be seen.
Since â€œTangledâ€™sâ€ intended audience probably doesnâ€™t concern themselves with â€œNight Views Radioâ€ or the New York Postâ€™s “Page Six” column, Garrett should be fine.
Besides, it’s not as though Disney has never had any potty-mouthed actors working for them before. After all, the late George Carlin, who voiced â€œFillmoreâ€ in Disney/Pixarâ€™s â€œCars,â€ was also known for his â€œSeven Words You Can Never Say on Television.â€
On top of that, we have all heard of the various controversies surrounding supposed â€œhidden sexual imagesâ€ in Disney films and packaging. There are sites and even Facebook groups devoted to the existence of these images. Even with all of that, Disneyâ€™s reputation has not been tarnished. Certainly a little joke about pubic hair isnâ€™t going to get Brad Garrett black-balled from future Disney films.
What do you think about Brad Garrettâ€™s comments about â€œTangledâ€? What, if anything, do you think Disney should do about it? The full interview is below to help you decide: