In an attempt to try to avoid what could be a serious public relations nightmare Disney studios severed its ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director James Gunn Friday. They cut their business ties to the film director shortly after he took responsibility for ill humored and offensive tweets from his past where he joked about such things as rape and pedophilia. Disney chairman Alan Horn defended Disney studios decision in a statement that was obtained by the media when he said, “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.”
It did not take too long for the “Guardians of the Galaxy.” director James Gunn to release a statement of his own expressing that he was sorry for what he had said in his past. In his remorseful statement the director said, “my words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”
The firing of James Gunn occurred less than twenty four hours after conservative groups found old tweets upon the film makers twitter feed. It is no secret that the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director is openly outspoken against President Trump and a deep hearted liberal.
Fox news reported that one James Gunn’s deleted tweets read, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.”
This is just one of the film directors many disgusting tweets that expressed his views between the years 2008 and 2011. Other topics that James Gunn tweeted sick jokes about include 9/11, Aids, and the Holocaust.
The film director went straight into damage control Thursday night as apologized passionately on twitter and defended his past when he said, “many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor. It’s not to say I’m 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. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”
The “Guardians of the Galaxy,” director gained the attention of the conservative groups when he publicly supported liberal actor Mark Duplass, after Duplass came under fire for supporting conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. Conservatives began to look through James Gunn’s history and found the material that Disney Studios did not want themselves even remotely connected to. It was a short war. The good guys won. By lunch time Friday liberal supporter James Gunn no longer had his job.
This is the war that Maxine Waters and her followers started when she encouraged people to harass members of President Trump’s cabinet and his supporters wherever we are seen. To the liberals who may be reading this right now I just have two things to say. First in the words of Matt Damon from Good Will Hunting, “how do you like them apples?” Second, those of us who support President Trump didn’t want this war. Your side did. You may have started the war, but we are going to finish it.