James Gunn Issues Statement About ‘Guardians’ Firing: “I Accept” Disney’s Decision

The Playlist | 7/20/2018 | Rodrigo Perez
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In rather shocking and surprising news today, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” franchise, was fired from the series by Disney when old tweets of poor taste, provocative jokes about pedophilia and rape were discovered online.

Before any decision was made, and when the controversy was rapidly metastasizing, Gunn apologized on Twitter but has now released a post-dismissal statement.

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“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative,” Gunn said in a statement. “I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.”

“Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then,” he continued. “All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”

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Leading the charge to fan the flames of outrage and having Gunn fired was conservative provocateur Mike Cernovich, who has, in the past, insisted date rape didn’t t exist and wrote blog posts with headlines like “When In Doubt, Whip It Out,” in regardless to dates and sexual encounters. Gunn is an outspoken Trump adversary on social media. Ironically, this mess all started when Gunn defended indie filmmaker Mark Duplass, for suggesting Ben Shapiro, conservative pundit, troll, and the Editor-In-Chief...
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