James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets

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  1. Super Dave

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    Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive social media posts resurfaced online.

    The American filmmaker apologised after old tweets in which he appeared to joke about paedophilia and rape were unearthed and widely shared.

    But Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced his sacking on Friday.

    "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James' Twitter feed are indefensible," he said in a statement.

    "[They are] inconsistent with our studio's values, and we have severed our business relationship with him."


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    Gross. I guess it's time for tweets to become part of a standard background check.
     
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    Those tweets were from 10 years back...... It was wrong for him to make then, and he apologized for it.... One of the reasons why he's been more aware and outspoken of stuff like this.... The fact that he's being fired now for it is iffy to me (he already dealt with the backlash then). If anything, he's a dumbass for not deleting those tweets.
     
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    Did you read them?
     
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    The fact that he never deleted them makes me wonder how sorry he is about posting them to begin with.
     
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    I have a problem with this kind of 10 years later punishment if he already apologised for it.....it’s bad, horrible, but don’t try to find a reason to go after someone.....he should have deleted them though
     
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    Did you read them?
     
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    No, not really, where are they
     
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    IMO, an apology for the posting of said tweets isn't the issue. Nor is the date when posted. The issue for me is the content.
     
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    Take me off ignore and they are a couple of posts up.

    Lol
     
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    You’re not on ignore....how else did I see your response ?
     
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    Who posted this?
     
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    Yeah, there are some very ingrained issues with him

    I thought it was a tweet that people were trying to twist into a bad thing

    He’s a sick fuck and that shit didn’t, wouldn’t have and won’t go away.....he liked to announce his sickness

    There is a prison I went to over here about 40 minutes from me on business (energy industry related).....anyway, after talking to the lady who was in charge of the buildings and facilities, did more research and the prison was filled with paedos and this is the article I came across

    Prisoners in sex-drive drug pilot

    I got to thinking “why are these guys agreeing to chemical sterilisation as they will lose their overriding goal in life....

    Then my thick skull figured out that they want to get out, stop the chemical and disappear into public again

    They cannot be cured
     
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    Yeah.... They were fucking terrible, I don't excuse it..... Just looking at the statue of limitations
     
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    Selfishly, I'm gutted. At leas the script's done already for Guardians 3 and the cast know each other well enough. Get Joss in to direct and it should be fine. He's best mates with Fillion, Whedon and all that mob so I'm a bit in shock.

    So many people calling the riot act on Disney saying he shouldn't have been fired. It's inherently a kid's company, they'd be out of their minds not to fire him.
     
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    They should put Thor in the next movie
     
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    That's the world we live in now a days thanks to the work of far left SJWs over the years. Mike Cernovich is a cunt for going after someone like that, but these rules of engagement were created by the left, not the right.

    So I hope all these pussies are happy. YAY! We now have a world where you context is meaningless and jokes are taken as serious statements of fact/opinion. It's so depressing.
     
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    Yeah, it probably has been taken out of context. I don't THINK Joss Whedon or Nathan Fillion would be such close buddies with him if he was an out and out scumbag. IIRC this was just after Slither and he was probably trying to capitalise on that by being edgy.

    Fact remains though, Disney can't employ him, when you think Disney, you think "children". It's a damned bloody shame.
     
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    Is he a dungeons and dragons writer or something like that?
     
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    Yes, pet. Something like that.
     
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