James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ After Offensive Tweets Joking About Pedophilia and More Resurface

IndieWire | 7/20/2018 | Staff
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James Gunn has been removed from directing “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following the resurfacing of offensive tweets published on the director’s Twitter page years ago. Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, issued a statement declaring, “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.”

Old tweets Gunn published started resurfacing this week featuring the filmmaker joking about topics including pedophilia, homophobia, rape, and the September 11 terrorist attacks (numerous tweets can be seen in the post embedded below). One controversial tweet read: “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.”

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Gunn began deleting the offensive tweets this week and issued a statement on July 19 saying he had “developed as a person” since publishing them years ago.

“As I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my...
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