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Whoa! Former Warner Bros. Employee SLAMS CEO Kevin Tsujihara In Raging Open Letter!

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Shots have been seriously fired!

On Thursday, Pajiba.com published an open letter from an alleged former Warner Bros. employee, and it is SCATHING!

The author only identifies themselves as Gracie Law — which is most likely a reference to Kim Cattrall's character from Big Trouble in Little China in an apparent effort to keep the writer's true identity hidden.

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In the note, the ex WB worker SLAMS CEO Kevin Tsujihara over his 2014 decision to lay off ten percent of the studio's staff.

The disgruntled former employee explained how upsetting the firing process was, writing:

"Every morning I woke up with a pit in my stomach, because I assumed that would be the day I lost my job. Every day I saw someone packing up their desk, or carrying a box to their car. I can not describe to you the relief I felt when my department was told we were safe, or the guilt I felt afterwards walking through the halls of my office with that relief."

But, they admit that the worst part was the memo Kevin had sent to his staff about the job cuts, explaining the layoffs would allow Warner to afford to continue working with big directors, actors, and producers.

It read:

"At Warner Bros., we work with the world's most extraordinary storytellers, and our focus has always been to provide the creative environment and financial resources they need to realize their vision. Our commitment to that won't change. In fact, we're investing more than ever in our film and television productions."

This really upset the author, who watched about a thousand jobs get slashed, only so the studio could crank out flop after flop.

The ex worker admitted they had started writing the letter back in 2014, but held off on publishing it in the hopes that Suicide Squad would turn out to be a huge success.

But when the antihero flick got panned in reviews, the staffer got PISSED, penning:

"And here we are. I got back from my screening and dusted this sucker off. You, your executive team, and the vision of your 'extraordinary storytellers' that resulted in the loss of around one thousand jobs seem intent on crashing the ship into as much sh*t as you can find in the ocean by making inane decisions over and over again."


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The author also mentioned director Zack Snyder, ranting about how it isn't fair the studio staff suffered for the filmmaker's mistakes:

"Zack Snyder is not delivering. Is he being punished? Assistants who were doing fantastic work certainly were. People in finance and in marketing and in IT. They had no say in a movie called Batman V Superman only having 8 minutes of Batman fighting Superman in it, that ends because their moms have the same name. Snyder is a producer on every DC movie. He is still directing Justice League. He is being rewarded with more opportunity to get more people laid off. I'm assuming you yourself haven't been financially affected in any real way. You and your studio are the biggest lesson about life one can learn: The top screws up and the bottom suffers. Peter Jackson phones it in and a marketing supervisor has to figure out a plan B for house payments."

They continued to slam Kevin's other movie-making decisions:

"You just don't get it. And it's not just DC movies, it's your whole slate. Jupiter Ascending. Get Hard. Hot Pursuit. Max. Vacation. Pan. Point Break. F*cking PAN, you jerk. People lost their jobs and you decided Pan was a good idea. You think another Jungle Book is a good idea."


The writer kept the insults coming:

"What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn't be such a mess."

But the best part is probably that the anonymous author chose to end with a metaphor about donuts:

"If I worked at a donut stand, and I kept f*cking up donuts, I'd be fired. Even if I made a tiny decent one every now and then, it doesn't matter. I'm gonna get fired.

I love that studio, and you're allowing it to sink. It's not about making movies for 'the fans' and not 'the critics.' It's not even about 'ruining childhoods.' It's about protecting livelihoods.

It's time to wake up and make the f*cking donuts, Kevin."

Damn! You can read the entire, livid letter here!

Th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all folks!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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