James Gunn removed as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director following resurfaced tweets

Lawrence Kim
July 21, 2018

In a truly shocking turn of events, Disney has severed ties with director James Gunn and removed him from the production of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3.

According to THR, Gunn's tweets were found by conservative Twitter users, possibly in retaliation for his recent tweets against Donald Trump.

"As I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor", Gunn wrote.

Gunn was ostensibly scrubbing his own Twitter clean Thursday evening when he accidentally tweeted out a search for his own tweets.

Gunn's most recent lewd tweet came in May of 2018, when he commented on a tweet made by actor Dylan Sprouse, 25, which read: "Yo @jaredleto now that you've slid into the DM's of every female model aged 18-25, what would you say your success rate is?"

It sounds like a raw deal for Gunn, who has now been pushed out by conservative trolls who clearly don't have a problem with pedophilia (as seen past year with the support of alleged child molester Roy Moore) or sexual assault (as seen with the continued support of Donald Trump, who bragged about sexually assaulting women and then hid behind the defense that it was "locker room talk."). That drew the ire of some conservative personalities, who dug up jokes Gunn tweeted several years ago. "My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to get a reaction are over", he wrote.

Disney had no choice but to terminate Gunn after establishing a no-tolerance policy for such outrageous opinions. "Guys, James Gunn used to make bad, offensive jokes nearly a decade ago", they wrote, "but has clearly changed as a person since". I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it.

Indeed, Gunn first drew criticism in 2012, shortly after he was confirmed as director of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, for a "superhero sex poll" on his website that was viewed as misogynistic and homophobic. I don't anymore. I don't blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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