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James Gunn fired from GotG3

Postby Tyler » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Disney fired him for his tweets. Idk what they were.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Had time to look into this. They were Tweets he made 9 years ago. They were inappropriate jokes. He actually released an apology for it all about 6 years ago, stating then he was just trying to be shocking and didn't mean any of it. He said he grew up and realized that being funny isn't just about being shocking.

If he was making these tweets now, yes, probably have to let him go. Strange that these are almost 10 years and were in the news before and now it is circling back to him. But they are very very crude. Shame he relied on shock-humor back then.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:36 pm

From Reddit:

For all the people saying, “but it was 10 years ago he said these things”. The whole thing started because Gunn was giving Ben Shapiro shit for tweets he made 10 years ago. So there is an element of instant karmic payback for his hypocrisy.
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Postby Blue Jackets » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:50 am

Interesting to see who defended him over the weekend. Dave Bautista (Drax), Patton Oswalt. Star-Lord and Gamora tweeted more vague responses a few days later that didn't directly mention Gunn and didn't firmly take a stance one way or the other. They must feel the need to be more cautious since they are big names in Hollywood
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:53 pm

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Postby Blue Jackets » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:17 am

Despite backlash, Disney confirms it won’t rehire James Gunn

Not surprised. Remember it was Disney that fired him, that is far up chain of command.
Disney > Marvel > Marvel Studios > GotG3
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Re: James Gunn fired from GotG3

Postby Tyler » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 am

Not surprised Disney is standing their ground. Article says "Disney" met him though and they talked about it.

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