Jul 20, 2018 · Gunn said he meant it when he said he was sorry for the offensive tweets. “I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies,” Gunn wrote.
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Jul 23, 2018 · As the tweets began to circulate, James Gunn took to Twitter to defend his past remarks, writing: ‘Many people who have followed my career know when I started. I viewed myself as a provocateur,...
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Aug 10, 2018 · 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. Some of...
Jul 20, 2018 · Director James Gunn Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Old Tweets Joking About Rape, Pedophilia 1. Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and... 2. It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; ...
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Jul 20, 2018 · Gunn has since taken to Twitter to apologize in a series of five tweets. “1. Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and ...
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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:
James Gunn was rehired by Disney on Friday to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after being removed from the project for sharing offensive tweets.. In July 2018, a series of controversial ...
Gunn's last tweet alluded to the controversy he himself faced in July 2018 after resurfaced years-old tweets showed the director joking about rape and child molestation. "I like when little boys ...
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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.