Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Disney fires 'Guardians' director over years-old tweets

Lora Ball | 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.

Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is
Steven Fish, a professor of political science and longtime analyst of Russian politics, cited Mr. Trump's performance at the press conference was tantamount to "treason".

Carmelo signing with the Houston Rockets
Anthony spent last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded from the New York Knicks. However, that still would've resulted in money counting against Oklahoma City's salary cap.

Toronto shooting: 'Multiple people shot' in Canadian city
The problem, experts say, is that no amount of police officers can account for every possibility. As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.

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.

Guardians stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, who play Peter Quill and Gamora respectively in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have also broken their silence - though their statements have been vague.

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".

Recommended

Pampanga Rep. Arroyo unseats House Speaker Alvarez Pampanga Rep. Arroyo unseats House Speaker Alvarez Several reports have said that Alvarez's ousting was led by Duterte's daughter , Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte respects the turnover of power from Alvarez to Arroyo.

Lochte Banned 14 Months for Anti-Doping Violation Lochte Banned 14 Months for Anti-Doping Violation The suspension comes just two days before the national championships in which he was entered in four events. He told a news conference: "A rule is a rule and I accept there is a technical violation".

Search continues for missing Iowa woman Search continues for missing Iowa woman Tibbetts' aunt, Kim Calderwood told the Des Moines Register the entire situation is "frustrating" and she feels "powerless". Hundreds of volunteers have joined police in the search for a United States student who went missing while out jogging.

R. Kelly Addresses Sex Cult Allegations In New 19-Minute Track R. Kelly Addresses Sex Cult Allegations In New 19-Minute Track Kelly slams journalist Jim DeRogatis , who has investigated the singer for years : "To Jim DeRogatis , whatever your name is". Kelly , accusing the singer of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with herpes and locking her in rooms for punishment.

Mesut Ozil quits worldwide football Mesut Ozil quits worldwide  football Hoeness went on to claim that Bundesliga side Bayern had targeted the playmaker in their matches against Arsenal. Ozil, 29, said he had been unfairly blamed in Germany for the side's shock first-round defeat at the World Cup.

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend During an annular eclipse, NASA uses ground and space instruments to view the corona when the moon blocks the sun's glare. The total eclipse will start in Eastern European hubs like Bucharest and Moscow at 10:30 p.m. local time.

Inside the Royal Family's Plan to Deal With Meghan Markle's Controversial Family Inside the Royal Family's Plan to Deal With Meghan Markle's Controversial Family Meghan Markle's family members continue to make headlines with their claims about the new duchess , and Hollywood has taken note. It's really no surprise she wants to shut him up - though whether that would actually stop him is a whole other story.

Nawaz Sharif's health deteriorates in jail days before July 25 polls Nawaz Sharif's health deteriorates in jail days before July 25 polls The PML-N supreme leader was awarded 10 years in prison, while his daughter Maryam and her spouse Capt. Also, Maryam's husband, Muhammad Safdar was given a one-year sentence without any fine.

Syria conflict: Assad regime condemns evacuation of White Helmets Syria conflict: Assad regime condemns evacuation of White Helmets They boarded buses to Jordan and were expected to emigrate to the United States, Canada and Germany in about three months. A series of strikes that have killed Iranians in Syria have been attributed to Israel.

Watch Raptors president Masai Ujiri address Leonard-DeRozan blockbuster trade Watch Raptors president Masai Ujiri address Leonard-DeRozan blockbuster trade With Leonard recently reporting to the Raptors, there will be conflicting reports about his future throughout the upcoming season. Leonard was reportedly displeased with the trade in its immediate aftermath, and he wasn't the only one.

Robert De Niro in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Robert De Niro in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Joker , which will also star Atlanta's Zazie Beetz , lands in theaters on October 4, 2019 . He will star in and exec produce a standalone Joker movie of his own.

With eye on 2019, government slashes GST rates on 100 items With eye on 2019, government slashes GST rates on 100 items The council cut taxes on sanitary pads and fortified baby milk to zero, Goyal said. 28th meeting of the GST Council begins in New Delhi .

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases Carter Page surveillance warrant documents Federal Bureau of Investigation  releases Carter Page surveillance warrant documents A series of subsequent follow-up requests have all been granted by the FISA court, with the last one approved in June 2017. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., rejected Trump's insinuation that the wiretapping of Page equated to surveillance of the campaign.

Trump’s Iran tweet quickly and deservedly became an ALL-CAPS meme Trump’s Iran tweet quickly and deservedly became an ALL-CAPS meme In the case of North Korea , the public war of words cooled quickly and gradually led to the high profile summit and denuclearisation talks.

Sony's 48-megapixel sensor could super-charge smartphone cameras of the future Sony's 48-megapixel sensor could super-charge smartphone cameras of the future The company is promising that the Sony IMX586 will provide brighter images with lower noise regardless of the lighting conditions. Sony , however, seems to be turning things around again with its new IMX586 image sensor for smartphones .