Wow! We are really and truly scandalized by this news … and in a good way for once!
Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct his script for Protector Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 !
Sources at the studio and in Gunn’s camp supported the news to Deadline , and the writer-director returned back to Twitter for the first time in eight months to thank followers, writing 😛 TAGEND
” I am tremendously grateful to members who every person out there who has supported me over the past few months. I am ever learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be.
I deep appreciate Disney’s decision and I am excited to preserve hit cinemas that analyse the ties of adore that bind us all. I have been, and continue to be incredibly humbled by your love and subsistence. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much. Adore to you all .”
Gunn, who brought the voice to Marvel ‘ s team of space-faring losers, was fired last July after old-time gross jokes he’d attained on Twitter almost a decade previous “resurfaced.”
For instance, in one he wrote 😛 TAGEND
” The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like’ whew this feels great , not being raped! ‘”
Yeah , not funny or clever or appropriate.
Disney was quick to behave. This was right after they’d burnt Roseanne Barr for tweets and presumably didn’t want to seem like the issue is applying a double standard.
According to Deadline ‘ s sources, the decision to hire Gunn back was induced months ago internally — and had everything to do with how he handled the scandal.
See, Roseanne chose to doubled down and lash out.
James, who had long since been open about having told disgusting jokes in the past and not being that person anymore, liberated simply one statement at the time after his removal from Disney, saying 😛 TAGEND
” My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, entirely neglected and inauspicious efforts to be provoking. I have regretted them for many years since — not only since they are stupid , not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provoking like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or ought to have 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 sincere sadnes, is to be the most wonderful human being I can be: accepting, comprehension, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse.
To everyone inside my the businesses and beyond, I again give my deepest apologetics. Adoration to all .”
Reportedly, Alan Horn realized how he never lashed out at the company.
At the time, the entire casting of Guardians of the Galaxy — C hris Pratt , Bradley Cooper , Zoe Saldana , Vin Diesel , Dave Bautista , Karen Gillan , Michael Rooker , Sean Gunn , and Pom Klementieff — signed an open letter to Disney asking that he be reinstated as well.
Each shared the declaration of patriotism and sect in who their pal and coworker was on social media 😛 TAGEND
” We fully support James Gunn. We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these ten days to react in order to think, pray, listen, and discuss. In that time we have been encouraged by the outpouring of the assistance provided from fans and the representatives of the media who wish to see James reinstated as head of Volume 3, as well as deterred by those who were so easily deceived into believing the many preposterous plot theories around him .”
Those conspiracy conjectures were not road traffic accidents. In fact, the “resurfacing” wasn’t either.
It was the brainchild of prominent alt-right members Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich , who delved up Gunn’s old-time tweets in order to stop him from tweeting against Donald Trump .
Seriously. They were never truly offended and patently never actually thought he was a pedophile. They were just get Fearless Leader’s back.
Posobiec seems to have a thing for Disney. He previously tried to get people to boycott Star Wars over guessed anti-Trump contents. Most recently, he was behind awareness-raising campaigns to try to get people to proceed consider Alita: Battle Angel instead of Captain Marvel .
Cernovich was one of the promoters of the #Pizzagate conspiracy theory that claimed Hillary Clinton was moving small children sexuality slave ring out of a pizza parlor which culminated in all individuals who believed it charging into the restaurant with a grease-gun demanding to see the enslaved children.
Thankfully, it seems Disney have decided to look at the evidence they have in front of them — which tells them people can learn and grow.
Well, some people anyway.
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