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James Gunn fired as 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' director after 'indefensible' tweets resurface

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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:14 PM
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Disney has parted ways with director James Gunn after a number of what the studio called "indefensible" tweets he wrote years ago resurfaced. "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," Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement obtained by CNN.

Gunn had come under fire in recent days after his comments, which made references to pedophilia and molestation, came to light. On Thursday, Gunn acknowledged the attention his previous social media comments were getting in a series of tweets.





"Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor," he wrote.

"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. My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to get a reaction are over."



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So Disney, in all its wisdom, fired a man for tweets he made 10 years ago, however much in jest.

A man who has SKYROCKETED, these films into classics.

Not a man who believed anything horrible, or actually did anything horrible, but because he made distasteful joking tweets.
Fired by a company whose past, is FAR FAR from clean, with accusations ranging from sexism and anti-semitism, to racism.

Both the left and the right need to stop this crap and stop gunning for people for NO reason just because they dont agree with them politically.
Youre not doing the country any favors, youre destroying lives, over NOTHING.

If i was the cast of this series, I would refuse to work until Disney brings him back, and put an end to this BS. As long as we LET it continue it will continue.

I am appalled and disgusted in what this country and her people have become

(post script, he was outed by a CONSERVATIVE news source, because he wasnt a Trump supporter)



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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I've always had an enormous problem with this internet past policing that happens now. People make mistakes, that's how we learn. People develop. If we can't do that, then the society we are building is going to be a stupid and subservient society. Nobody deserves to have their career ruined over offhand comments from a decade ago. Nobody.

Think while you can. Dare to try. Fail. Learn. Dare again. Think more.

Emplyoyers need to get their heads out of their collective ass.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I've always had an enormous problem with this internet past policing that happens now. People make mistakes, that's how we learn. People develop. If we can't do that, then the society we are building is going to be a stupid and subservient society. Nobody deserves to have their career ruined over offhand comments from a decade ago. Nobody.

Think while you can. Dare to try. Fail. Learn. Dare again. Think more.

Emplyoyers need to get their heads out of their collective ass.


Quoted for Truth.

I was going to post something but you summed it up better than I could.

Except I would have added drink heavily in there somewhere.

S&F for the OP....



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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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The far left and the far right are both bad. When can we get a centrist movement??



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I've always had an enormous problem with this internet past policing that happens now. People make mistakes, that's how we learn. People develop. If we can't do that, then the society we are building is going to be a stupid and subservient society. Nobody deserves to have their career ruined over offhand comments from a decade ago. Nobody.

Think while you can. Dare to try. Fail. Learn. Dare again. Think more.

Emplyoyers need to get their heads out of their collective ass.


I completely agree, and he has since displayed NOTHING that would indicate he actually was the person he was joking about.

I Have to wonder, if Ironman was made NOW instead of back in 2008 , people would probably have ran Robert Downy JR out of town on a rail because of his past. Despite the fact the man has risen from the ashes to become a truly remarkable human being and honestly a credit to Hollywood and humanity.

How do comedians even stay in business?

People actively trying to ruin other peoples lives, are no better than those they claim they are targeting.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:25 PM
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The tweets didn't bother me much, I know MUCH "edgier" people with substantially darker humor. A few frequent this site, in fact. Teacups be teacuppin' right now is all.

*Snip*
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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
The far left and the far right are both bad. When can we get a centrist movement??


Were here.

Were just hoping both sides work it out before we have to send them both to their rooms.

The problem is both sides are so loud, no one is listening to us, and we get attacked by both sides when we speak up.

Ive been accused of being a far leftist, an alt right its, a Trump supporter, a socialist, a Hillary supporter, a communist, an evil republican.

All because I refuse to hard line on either side.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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Funny how these public tweets are something new to Disney now that the alt-right dug through them. Marvel/Disney hired Gunn because he was a former shock director and wanted a different take one of their franchises. Now that FOX NEWS is blasting them across the web Disney is "shocked" by the development and fired him.

Anyone seeing a pattern here?



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: Whatthedoctorordered

originally posted by: CB328
The far left and the far right are both bad. When can we get a centrist movement??


Were here.

Were just hoping both sides work it out before we have to send them both to their rooms.

The problem is both sides are so loud, no one is listening to us, and we get attacked by both sides when we speak up.

Ive been accused of being a far leftist, an alt right its, a Trump supporter, a socialist, a Hillary supporter, a communist, an evil republican.

All because I refuse to hard line on either side.

Don't I know it. "Libertarian" evidently translates to "far left" on here. I can only roll my eyes at the lack of things smashing around some skulls.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I've always had an enormous problem with this internet past policing that happens now. People make mistakes, that's how we learn. People develop. If we can't do that, then the society we are building is going to be a stupid and subservient society. Nobody deserves to have their career ruined over offhand comments from a decade ago. Nobody.

Think while you can. Dare to try. Fail. Learn. Dare again. Think more.

Emplyoyers need to get their heads out of their collective ass.


It happens on this site too. One person's ATS poster history is examined by another and then that person is criticized for opinions or conclusions from say 10 years ago. Intelligence and understanding is a process. I have heard that some employers have requested a job applicant's primary school report,.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I think a lot of it has to do with the extreme left taking the proverbial mic. It's no secret that the left controls most entertainment and media, so when those people shift even farther left then it makes everybody feel like that's reality, because there is no alternative. People need to unplug from Mass media and engage in their communities. In my opinion, that is.

ETA: The same could be said about far right media, especially radio. Personalities like Rush Limbaugh only seek to attack the left and further the divide.
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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
Funny how these public tweets are something new to Disney now that the alt-right dug through them. Marvel/Disney hired Gunn because he was a former shock director and wanted a different take one of their franchises. Now that FOX NEWS is blasting them across the web Disney is "shocked" by the development and fired him.

Anyone seeing a pattern here?


The right is responding to the 34573498573498573498567 times the left has pulled the same crap?

Just pointing out the obvious.

Doesn't make it OK though.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:30 PM
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posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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I don't see how you can support this guy, an occasional bad joke amongst friends, ok. but dozens of deeply questionable tweets, I don't think so.
creepy tweets aren't illegal , but certainly give a clear insight to this guys character.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
Funny how these public tweets are something new to Disney now that the alt-right dug through them. Marvel/Disney hired Gunn because he was a former shock director and wanted a different take one of their franchises. Now that FOX NEWS is blasting them across the web Disney is "shocked" by the development and fired him.

Anyone seeing a pattern here?


Yeah the right is playing "Gotcha" because hes said provocative things about Trump

And the left leaning Disney, is pandering to their base by firing him for being "inappropriate"


This pic is of a Dead Constricter and a dead Cobra, one died from the venom and the other died from the constriction.

its the perfect analogy for our country at the moment.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
I don't see how you can support this guy, an occasional bad joke amongst friends, ok. but dozens of deeply questionable tweets, I don't think so.
creepy tweets aren't illegal , but certainly give a clear insight to this guys character.

Pushing buttons isn't illegal. Poor taste maybe, but certainly not illegal.

That's what grates, we've the freedom to babble whatever, unless someone else says not to. Which is what Right say the PC/Left/Whatever culture is stepping on toes barking over, until the other side of the fence does it back. Two wrongs ain't making any rights here.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
I don't see how you can support this guy, an occasional bad joke amongst friends, ok. but dozens of deeply questionable tweets, I don't think so.
creepy tweets aren't illegal , but certainly give a clear insight to this guys character.


He was a provocateur, and it was 10 years ago, he hasnt done anything like this since.

Comedians do much much much worse on a regular basis.

He might even be a bit creepy, but that doesnt make him a bad person.

Ill support this guy being a bit strange, over stupidity.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Golden Rule

originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Whatthedoctorordered

I've always had an enormous problem with this internet past policing that happens now. People make mistakes, that's how we learn. People develop. If we can't do that, then the society we are building is going to be a stupid and subservient society. Nobody deserves to have their career ruined over offhand comments from a decade ago. Nobody.

Think while you can. Dare to try. Fail. Learn. Dare again. Think more.

Emplyoyers need to get their heads out of their collective ass.


It happens on this site too. One person's ATS poster history is examined by another and then that person is criticized for opinions or conclusions from say 10 years ago. Intelligence and understanding is a process. I have heard that some employers have requested a job applicant's primary school report,.

That made me chuckle and cringe at the same time. If an employer wanted to see my primary school report, I think I'd respectfully rescind my application.



posted on Jul, 20 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: sine.nomine

"Off-hand comment"?

Are you f# kidding me? Did you read that vile trash?

Pedos can't be cured. I wouldn't let this guy near anyone I care about.

Sorry if that's "not nice".




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