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.
Feb 12, 2021 · Critics immediately slammed Disney over the announcement and brought up how the company fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn in 2018 after his social media posts from years prior went viral. The tweets, which Gunn claimed were jokes, were about topics including rape and pedophilia.
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Jul 20, 2018 · And some online sleuths dug up dozens of old tweets of the sort Gunn admitted were “offensive,” many from between 2008 and 2011. Also Read: James Gunn Says He's Finished Writing 'Guardians of ...
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Jul 21, 2018 · Gunn was fired Friday after Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, far-right activists known for pushing conspiracy theories, tweeted screenshots of Gunn’s since-deleted tweets that joked about ...
Jul 21, 2018 · In a message posted to his Twitter account this morning, Cruz — who attached a few screenshots of Gunn’s tweets, which the director previously confirmed he wrote — believes Gunn, in addition ...
Jul 20, 2018 · Hollywood director James Gunn is facing major backlash over old, deleted tweets where he joked about pedophilia, rape, and sexual assault towards women. He has since released a lengthy apology.
Jul 20, 2018 · james gunn's now-deleted tweets 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 ...
Jul 23, 2018 · Guardians of the Galaxy series director and writer James Gunn no longer works for Disney after a series of off-color tweets from between 2008 and 2012 resurfaced, sparking outrage online. Gunn ...
So in the interests of science, I read every old James Gunn tweet that Mike Cernovich and his hit squad retweeted last week. This is based on Cernovich's Twitter timeline from July 19-20 because he posted most of the screencaps of the tweets and retweeted a lot of other people's screencaps, so it's possible I missed a few that were retweeted elsewhere but fell through the cracks during the heat of the scandal.