Disney fires 'Guardians' director over years-old tweets
Disney fires 'Guardians' director over years-old tweets
24 July, 2018, 01:57
James Gunn was sacked by Disney after dozens if not hundreds of Tweets were uncovered referencing pedophilia, child rape, and molestation. "This man is one of the good ones".
Almost two dozen tweets were unearthed in Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn's Twitter feed this week. I'm NOT OK with what's happening to him'. "It's not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger", he wrote. The petition partly reads: "If you do this to Gunn you have to do it for all the other directors who have said some crappy joke sometime in their life, which is all of them, cause I doubt there's one human on this planet who hasn't made a shi**y joke once or twice in their life".
As of Monday, almost 200,000 people had signed the petition.
Yet as talent running the ideological gamut from Roseanne Barr to director James Gunn have learned, being employed by a media giant also has a perilous side, as the size that comes with owning so much content can expose pressure points, creating soft underbellies and glass jaws.
Former wrestler Bautista has now taken to Twitter say that while Gunn "made mistakes" he did not deserve to be fired.
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Gunn apologized for the tweets, calling them "wildly insensitive", and several of the films' cast members have since broken their silence. "You understood", she wrote.
"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", said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in a statement.
Sean Gunn, the "Gilmore Girls" actor, penned a heartfelt post providing some perspective on the controversial tweets and explaining his older brother's evolution as a man and filmmaker. All I can do now, beyond offering my honest and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: "accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse".
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