Disney Probably Won't Rehire James Gunn Despite Protests From Guardians of the Galaxy Cast

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In July, Disney parted ways with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, after a handful of offensive tweets in which he joked about rape and pedophilia came to light. The cast of the movie came to Gunn’s support, including the worst Chris (Pratt), Zoe Saldana, Selma Blair, and others, urging Disney to rehire him for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in an open letter. According to one source, it won’t work.

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Variety reports that a source “close to the matter” said the following:

“I don’t see Disney re-hiring him. Those tweets were so horrible and Disney has a different standard than other studios.”

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Variety notes that “Gunn’s comments were nearly a decade old and were recently resurfaced by alt-right agitators.

If you’re wondering how bad the Tweets were, a handful are quoted in the piece, including: “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’” And: “I’m doing a big Hollywood adaptation of The Giving Tree with a happy ending – the tree grows back and gives the kid a blowjob.”

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If they had such high standards why did they hire him in the first place? These tweets came to light over 5 years ago when he was hired and he apologized then.

Also the fact that no one is talking about how these tweets didnt come to light but were part of a targeted campaign started by conservatives who hate Gunns stance against Trump is appalling. These tweets didnt resurface, Cernovich dug them up in an effort to silence a Trump critic and it worked. The fact that no one is mentioning that is god damn shame and a slap in the face of journalism. The people who started this campaign against Gunn arent against pedophilia they endorse it and they endorse pedophiles like Roy Moore.

Do some fucking journalism.