“Guardians Of The Galaxy” Director Fired After Offensive Tweets Resurface

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Director Fired After Offensive Tweets Resurface
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July 20, 2018 – James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, has been fired from the Marvel franchise after numerous old tweets resurfaced, touching on sensitive topics like pedophilia and rape. The tweets which were mostly released between 2008 and 2011 included:

“I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.”

“The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’”

Marvel and Disney moved quickly on the issue with Walt Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn, releasing the following statement:

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

Gunn unleashed a series of tweets in response to the backlash:

It appears that Fox News played a role in this developing story with conservative host Michael Cernovich aggregating Gunn’s old tweets which some suspect was in response to the director’s ongoing criticism of President Trump.

Gunn also released a statement to Variety:

“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and for more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.””

This marks Hollywood’s latest execution following social media missteps – Roseanne Barr had her hit show canceled within hours of posting a racist tweet.

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Director Fired After Offensive Tweets Resurface


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