This is Lee Thompson Young.
Lee Thompson Young was the first ever Disney star. He starred in their first ever original sitcom ‘the famous Jett Jackson’ and two Disney channel original movies. He was their first star and their first black star. He started it all.
Without Lee Thompson Young the network would NOT have gotten to where it is today. We would not have girl meets world if it wasn’t for him. We wouldn’t have any of the shows Disney has ever brought us over the years if it wasn’t for him. He started it all. He was their first star.
And today is the three year anniversary of his death. He took his own life three years ago today. He suffered from depression and bipolar.
Disney has not mentioned him once. Not on Instagram. Not on Twitter. Not on Facebook. They’re not airing his show or his movies. They are not even acknowledging him. They didn’t even on the day he died.
And that is not fucking okay with me. HE MADE DISNEY CHANNEL. HE STARTED IT ALL. WITHOUT HIM THEY WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY AND THEY DONT EVEN HAVE THE COURTESY TO EVEN TWEET RIP.
LEE DESERVES BETTER. Please DO NOT let Disney get away with this. Tweet them. Leave comments on their Instagram. DO NOT let them forget him. Tweet the gmw stars, anyone who can get the network to acknowledge the young man who made them who they are today. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS. LEE THOMPSON YOUNG DESERVES BETTER. HE DESERVES TO BE REMEMBERED
So I recently watched a video by a young actress who spoke about how shady Disney channel can be through her experience with them that was so awful she literally hasn’t acted since and what I learnt is:
Apparently Disney signs their talent to a five year contract to secure them to their projects for as long as possible. So despite the cancellation Row, Sab, Peyton and Corey are still in their contracts. This explains a lot about why a lot of Disney stars go to great lengths to ‘break’ their images to get out of their contracts and what not. It also explains why Amir chose to be semi-regular.
This is so upsetting because even with the cancellation they’re still contractedly obligated to the company so it means they can’t be done with Disney despite how dirty the network has treated them.
Fuck Disney. Fuck them for cancelling their only show that actually means something and fuck them for essentially trapping the stars despite how much dirt they paid them.
friends are infinities in human form. if we ever become the reason for a friendship, or a heightened one, then goodness, thank god, we did our job. /// to the family that was created on our set, between the cast and crew, thank you for giving us the ability to make mistakes and to grow. i felt so safe in that bay window.
you’re gonna meet the world now, and I think you’ll love it.