Director James Gunn is pictured attending the European launch event of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' at the Eventim Apollo on April 24, 2017, in London. Decade-old tweets led...
Jul 20, 2018 · James Gunn has issued an apology after a series of old tweets, in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape, resurfaced — and resulted in Disney severing ties with the “Guardians of...
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Jul 20, 2018 · Nearly two dozen tweets were unearthed in Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn's Twitter feed in July. Screen grabs of the tweets, which have since been deleted, are shown below: +22 +22
Jul 23, 2018 · Gunn will no longer be able to direct Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 following a string of unearthed social media posts. A series of tweets were found from before Gunn began as director on...
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Feb 12, 2021 · Gunn “liked” that tweet. Gunn appeared to “unlike” the tweet following Fox News’s report. The network noted that representatives for Gunn did not respond to requests for comment for their report. Following his dismissal from Disney in July 2018, Disney rehired Gunn in May 2019 to once again direct “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Jul 20, 2018 · Gunn, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, was known for getting into heated Twitter feuds with conservatives. Amid the most recent spat, his conservative opponents unearthed tweets that joked...
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Other deleted tweets see Gunn poke fun at the overly-masculine attitude of films like The Expendables, and the womanizer persona of Oscar winner Jared Leto. The Expendables was so manly I f**ked the s**t out of the little p**sy boy next to me!, he wrote. The boys ARE back in town! Gunn commented on a tweet made by actor Dylan Sprouse, which read: Yo @jaredleto now that youve slid into the DMs of every female model aged 18-25, what would you say your success rate is? Gunns response: He starts at 18 on the internet? Check out screenshots of the original tweets above.
In an isolated tweet from 2009, Gunn tweeted @peteralton and wrote: I like it when little boys touch me in my silly place. Shhh! Many Twitter users and fans of the directors work have reacted negatively to these tweets. Listen, GOTG Vol. 2 helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life last year, when I was depressed, suicidal, and could hardly get out of bed in the morning, wrote one user. But even I will not defend what James Gunn said. Its not okay on any level. Other users were more blunt in their disdain for Gunns remarks, and felt that Marvel Studios, as well as Disney, who owns Marvel, should hold him accountable. So is everyone gonna boycott future Guardians movies because James Gunn making gross pedophilr [sic]/rape jokes things on Twitter?, asked one fan. And then boycott those actors who continue to act in movies with him? And all of Marvel for continuing to hire him? It was late announced that Gunn would not helm the third installment in his Guardians franchise. Gunn went on to apologize the offensive nature of these tweets, and stated that he has never engaged in any such behavior in his own life.
As I have discussed publicly many times, as Ive developed as a person, so has my work and my humor. Its not to say Im better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger, he continued. My days saying something just because its shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.
Jul 20, 2018 · As of now, Gunn still has a job with the same company, despite dozens of terrible tweets he is defending as jokes. And we all know why: Gunn is a rabid Hollywood leftist and Trump hater. Roseanne Barr is a vocal Trump supporter. According to TheWrap, between 2008 and 2011, in a series of now-deleted tweets, Gunn was fascinated with child rape: