Let’s talk about workplaces. And let’s cut the crap right from the get-go: every workplace, from the glitzy sets of “The Tonight Show” to the dimly-lit Rolling Stone editorial room, brews its own special brand of toxicity. That’s right — there’s no Utopian paradise where every individual is firing on all cylinders 100% of the time. Why? Because humans, you know?
I know people who’ve worked at Rolling Stone (Hired one of them!) and the stories I’ve heard about their own office environment would make a Catholic Priest at a summer camp for boys blush.
Now, let’s take a step back. The folks over at Rolling Stone have painted a vivid picture of a ‘particularly tense day’ on Jimmy Fallon’s set. Jimmy, our beloved nighttime fun-time host, had a “bad Jimmy day.” He crossed out jokes, looked confused, and — brace yourself for this bombshell — had the audacity to forget something in the throes of live television production. But here’s the zinger: we’ve all been there. Yes, even the pristine folks at Rolling Stone.
The bigger question is, why the focus on the rare “bad day”? Is it because Rolling Stone has found its new hobby horse in the ongoing drama of cancel culture? Or maybe it’s just easier to jump on the bandwagon and attack a beloved figure for, well, being human.