James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ After Old Tweets Surface
Twitter is forever!
By kncipat on July 20, 2018
This seems like a no-brainer at this stage, but Twitter is forever!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn was reminded of this when he was unceremoniously fired from the film franchise over some pretty inflammatory old tweets.
Variety picks it up here: “Disney, the studio behind the comic-book franchise, made the announcement in the midst of Comic-Con, the geek convention where Gunn is beloved for his horror work in films such as “Slither” and for the irreverent take he applied to the superhero genre in the first “Guardians” and its sequel.
“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, the studio’s chairman.
Most of the tweets date between 2008 and 2011. In one, Gunn wrote, “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’” In another, he joked that attending a meeting of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) made him finally feel “…ok being who I am.”
I repeat TWITTER IS FOREVER!