Ilana Glazer has zero tolerance for sexual harassment on her sets. The actress, comedian, writer, and executive producer and creator behind such series as “Broad City” and “Time Traveling Bong” recently took to her Instagram to sound off on both the burgeoning #MeToo movement and the ways she’s personally hit back at sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. As Vulture shares, Glazer posted on her Instagram a compelling two-fer, not just one that speaks to her own experiences with sexual harassment, but also how it has impacted her work.
Glazer wrote on Instagram: “I’ve been sexually harassed countless times, in middle school, in high school — by more teachers than students! at work as a waitress, at work as a showrunner! same same same – i was a woman in both places.” She also added that, just last year, she was harassed by a doctor and filed a complaint with New York City because of the incident. And Glazer’s tough stance against harassment has also changed the way she does her work.
She shared that she “fired a couple dudes — one background actor and one sound guy” because of their behavior on her sets. As Glazer sagely notes, “getting sexually harassed seems to be constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare” (interestingly enough, in her post, she also makes mention of the fact that she was questioned about her firing decisions, and made it a priority to carry them out; even a woman in power like Glazer is still subjected to such second-guessing, and it’s hugely admirable that she never dropped the subject).
You can see Glazer’s full Instagram below: