July 31, 2018

“Guardians…” cast defends fired director James Gunn

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

It's been one of this month's biggest stories: Disney fired James Gunn, director of the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, over old tweets he made joking about rape and pedophilia.

Now the cast of the films has issued a public statement defending their former boss.

I'm especially disappointed to see actor Chris Pratt among the signatories. I used to have a lot of respect for Pratt, and I expect this action won't go over very well with many of his fans.

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commented 2018-08-01 02:13:27 -0400
Tony Stark i agree to an extent, Pedo jokes were not any more acceptable 10 years ago. And he was stupid to do it on Twitter, and the left made the new rules, blame them.
commented 2018-07-31 23:34:02 -0400
Oh that’s right Tony, you consistently stand up for pedos on this site. GTFO!
Gunn directs children’s movies and was appearing at Comicon – 10 000 deleted tweets. He knows it’s wrong. NAMBLA references….Pedowood trying to normalize child rape.

Here’s a real comedian’s take on sick James Gunn!
Owen Benjamin James Gunn is Disgusting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNJf7WEATvY
commented 2018-07-31 23:04:03 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Yes – jokes he apologized for 10 years ago. This wasn’t a secret.

How come you don’t make the same fuss with Trump’s pedophile connections and the people he went to parties with?
commented 2018-07-31 22:49:38 -0400
Gunn attended the 40th Annual Saturn Awards after party with Huston Huddelston a child pornographer in 2014 .
commented 2018-07-31 22:40:32 -0400
A lot of pedo content – Gunn fixated, working for Disney…hmmm pedophile network.

Disturbing content found in James Gunn’s online profile –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqxOGitZoUw
commented 2018-07-31 22:02:44 -0400
The reality is that Gunn already apologized for these tweets 10 years ago and Disney already knew about them. The cast is coming to his defense – even the religious Chris Pratt – for this reason.

If Gunn made those posts today like the recent Roseanne posts – no problem. Get rid of Gunn, but we are comparing apples and oranges here.
commented 2018-07-31 20:45:36 -0400
Were they public tweets, or to his friends? If they were private, then their sick and twisted sense of humor are none of your GD business. If public, then that was a pretty stupid thing to do. Should have used better jokes.
commented 2018-07-31 19:32:37 -0400
I watched the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies. They were okay, but I will not watch any more of them.
commented 2018-07-31 15:46:47 -0400
A few things come to mind – a new director could mean a new cast. Support for Gunn, (whose comments gunned himself down) might be seen as a financial decision by the cast. There is as well Gunn professionally, while making a movie doesn’t seem the kind to cause incident(s) that would get him fired or yanked before HR.
Lastly, please could David Menzies return to Fan Expo this August-September to either interview actress Karen Gillan (currently scheduled to attend), a Gunn signed supporter or get fan response? Would welcome the responses on pedophilia and Hollywood.
commented 2018-07-31 15:42:56 -0400
Sarah Ruth Ashcraft posted on Twitter from the perspective of a child victim being sold into sexual slavery by her father for the elite. She named Tom Hanks.

Depraved “art” the elites are buying up is a huge concern, one such sicko creating this garbage is Gottfried Helnwein.
commented 2018-07-31 15:40:46 -0400
It seems that stupid, bad taste jokes are unacceptable unless they are about Trump and his family.

Weren’t these posted ten years ago? People do grow up. Look at the many liberals who become conservatives when they finally matured.

If Mel Gibson can be rehabilitated in the eyes of Hollywood, then so can Gunn. I’m not saying that what Gunn wrote was not in bad taste (and apparently not what he practices) so maybe give him a second consideration. It was high school/college humour that can be really disgusting, usually written in a flip manner or just to shock.

Everyone has a right to be stupid, and it is part of free speech. I’m sure he grew up and would never say those things again, especially if he has children.
commented 2018-07-31 15:18:30 -0400
Gunn had many pedo specific messages. Sick and depraved.

Pratt should have stayed out of it, why try to normalize pedophilia? There are enough of these characters in the industry already!!!