Skip to comments.Disney Drops James Gunn From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Franchise After Offensive Tweets
Posted on 07/20/2018 12:45:10 PM PDT by markomalley
Director James Gunn has been dropped from Disneys Marvel franchise Guardians of the Galaxy over old tweets.
The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studios values, and we have severed our business relationship with him, said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in a statement.
Gunn, the writer-director of Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were offensive jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia.
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A sampling of his offensive tweets can be found here. (I'd post the pic, but the tweets are not appropriate for FR)
Of course Tweeting that you wished Trump was dead, is perfectly ok.
(Which is a shame because I liked the movies)
I have a Twitter account, but I haven’t been on it in months.
I’m retired, but if I was still working, I’d make sure I wasn’t on ANY social media (except FR, of course).
Job accomplishment, knowledge, and great work ethic can be all superseded by some, 20-year-old comment, or joke, on the internet.
It’s job suicide.
The Internet: The next best thing to immortality..................
Some employers now demand your FB and other social media passcodes as a condition of employment...............
To the same degree that Robert Heinlein's book Starship Troopers was better than the movie of the same name.
The Disney company is vile and sicking shell of what it started out to be. After the sick an perverted things they have done, it is a knee slapping joke for them to criticize free speech, the very thing that keeps their disgusting perverted company going.
I bet if it were just the pedophile jokes Disney wouldve ignored it.
It was the transgender ones that are now haram and unspeakable.
Wow. It takes a lot for a leftist to get fired in Hollywood.
Then those are places I will not work for. They can certainly look up my public persona (they won't find crap, I'm not on Twitter or Farcebook), but I'll be damned if I'm giving anyone but my wife my passwords for anything.
The obnoxious little pedophile James Gunn used his Twitter account to attack President Trump and his people ceaselessly.
Now Gunn is outed as a pedophile...
This really is a shame because the guy was a despicable liberal but he had an absolute magic touch with those movies. I was really looking forward to the final guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Director James Gunn has been dropped from Disneys Marvel franchise Guardians of the Galaxy over... a series of old (now deleted) tweets... in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were offensive jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia.
Here's something offensive -- Disney continues to commit cultural necrophilia with the memory and legacy of Walt Disney. Thanks markomalley.
For over 20 years I have been telling clients and family do not put anything on the Internet that you would not want to be read by your family, employers and anyone else for the rest of your life.
He watched a tape of young girls and the man that gave it to him was arrested for pedophilia.LOCK HIM UP.
Yeah, they have been doing that since 1991 with Beauty and the Beast (The Little Mermaid was closer to Walt Disney’s values to be honest. Heck, if anything, the script for the film we got, barring the Die Hard-esque ending, was actually pretty close to what Walt himself envisioned by sheer coincidence).
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