Oh Hollywood, when will you learn to listen when people say someone is NOT QUALIFIED to do a stunt? Read on about Deadpool 2 producer pressures allegedly caused fatal stunt….
Let’s NOT forget this doesn’t look good for the studio since Joi Harris was the first African American motorcycle racer is sports.
We know that she chose to take the job, but if the woman wasn’t ready to execute the so-called “incredibly easy” stunt you don’t force her to do it. In our book, the studio has tainted blood on their hands and it can NEVER be washed off.
Here is what is being reported, because the whole thing could have been avoided if Deadpool 2 producers adhered to concerns.
The stunt coordinator who was training Harris on that day said he expressed his concerns:
“I cringed every time she went out. Like, when is she going to crash?”
Now, 47-year veteran, Conrad Palmisano is speaking out about Joi’s stunt gone terribly wrong. Palmisano echoes the sentiment of the stunt coordinators on set.
He had this to say.
“The producers put pressure to have somebody of the same sex and ethnicity in a position she wasn’t qualified to be in. The stunt coordinators caved to the pressure. All the stunt people could do was take it to their higher-ups. They’re going to follow their chain of command.”
The worst part in all of this is that Joi Harris lost her life and her family has to endure the pain of loss. While Deadpool producers just scratch this up as a terrible incident on set. All Joi will get is a dedication at the end of the film. If you’re working on a film, or just in any situation in life, listen to your gut. If you don’t feel ready, don’t do it because you’re being pressured to – It may cost you your life like Joi Harris.
Video from the set of Deadpool surfaces from scenes shot in early June, way before the fatal stunt.
RIP Joi Harris.
Do you think Deadpool 2 Producer Pressures was the cause?