One of the strangest parts about being an adult is having your childhood illusions shattered.
If you were a '90s kid, chances are you were probably a huge fan of Power Rangers. So it only makes sense that we dive into some bizarre and troubling facts about this American adaption of a Japanese television show. Get ready to have your childhood ruined!
For one, the actors who played the show's leading roles were paid and treated horribly. According to Looper, the cast was paid a terrible salary. So awful in fact, that the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John, claimed he could make more working at a fast food joint.
Not only was the pay horrible, but the hours were long, grueling and physically exhausting. (They were fighting evil after all.) St. John ended up living in his Jeep after the show because he couldn't afford a place with what little earnings he had accrued.
Not only was the pay horrible, but apparently so was the bigotry and homophobia.
Billy Yost ”” the Blue Ranger ”” evidently quit from the harassment and verbal abuse he endured because of his homosexuality. He claimed that it came from everyone: producers, directors, writers, creators...the sad list goes on.
I believe the phrase "absolutely horrible" is applicable here.
Here's a strange one; Rita Repulsa could somehow hear out of her fancy telescope. In her defense, Power Rangers isn't necessarily a grounded reality, but still... How exactly does one hear out of a telescope?!