"Honest Trailers" creator Andy Signore has been fired by DEFY Media after reports of sexual abuse and harassment went public, and Twitter is confused as to whether they should celebrate or trash the HR department for ignoring initial claims by Signore's female employees.
"Screen Junkies dismissal of Andy Signore was absolutely the right thing to do. Should've happened even sooner! F-ck that guy 4 life," one user tweeted, while another fan of the YouTube channel tweeted, "Let's make it very clear a lot of us ain't going to keep supporting ya'll unless the HR department makes some changes. Fix your shit."
DEFY Media, who owns the Screen Junkies YouTube channel that Signore worked for, tweeted Sunday to announce they were parting ways with the senior vice president of content.
"DEFY Media and Screen Junkies have today terminated Andy Signore's employment, effective immediately. There is simple no justification for this egregious and intolerable behavior," the company said. "In August, DEFY's HR team was made aware of allegations made against Andy, at which time an investigation was launched. On Friday, new information became available and the scope and magnitude of his inappropriate actions became apparent. We are acting swiftly to address the concerns of the people affected, and that going forward, our community is free of harassment or discrimination of any kind."
"Our Screen Junkies colleagues and freelancers are a team of remarkable creators serving loyal fans and we will support and protect them," the statement continued. "If anyone else is aware of behavior of this type, we would encourage them to bring it to our attention."
Despite the effort to respond to the outrage, Screen Junkies fans still aren't letting the company off the hook.
See what Twitter is saying about Signore's termination and the HR team who seemed to have ignored the allegations until they became too public.
How does @andysignore still have 50,000 followers? How do you hear about what he did AND see him get fired and not immediately hit unfollow?