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This is what he wanted.....ge advocated for people to get fired for things they say *shrug*



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People should really stop posting stuff like that on social media it can only cause problems.
I don't think they should have fired him over some old tweets though.



Thank you Disney. I simply couldn't enjoy a movie knowing a guy who made bad jokes is working on the film.

James Gunn should just be happy we don't exile him from the western world.



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You know that James Gunn publicly apologized for these tweets 6 years ago as well, before Guardians 1 launched.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/guardians-galaxy-director-james-gunn-395796

Check the date.



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FloatingWaffles said:

I also dislike the idea of people making an outrage enough to get someone fired, since there have been situations in the past where it seems some companies cave in immediately towards any sign of potential outrage without deciding for themselves. I'm not saying people don't have the right to be outraged at the jokes he made, in this case it's understandable,  but if these tweets were there for years why did it just all of a sudden become a problem now? Like, did someone go through his past just to look for bad stuff he may have done/said, or was this just found out randomly.

Yeah, it just all of a sudden became a problem for Disney because someone (Mike Cernovich) began resurfacing James Gunn's old tweets. I know the tweets are very old but at the same time they really are bad (as you say) and tasteless. I actually fully understand why Disney won't risk to become associated with the tweets.

 



licant said:
FloatingWaffles said:

I also dislike the idea of people making an outrage enough to get someone fired, since there have been situations in the past where it seems some companies cave in immediately towards any sign of potential outrage without deciding for themselves. I'm not saying people don't have the right to be outraged at the jokes he made, in this case it's understandable,  but if these tweets were there for years why did it just all of a sudden become a problem now? Like, did someone go through his past just to look for bad stuff he may have done/said, or was this just found out randomly.

Yeah, it just all of a sudden became a problem for Disney because someone (Mike Cernovich) began resurfacing James Gunn's old tweets. I know the tweets are very old but at the same time they really are bad (as you say) and tasteless. I actually fully understand why Disney won't risk to become associated with the tweets.

 

 

I included the link above, he did publicly apologise for his daft outspoken "humour" years ago, this is the equivalent of someone getting fired for a job in a decade time because they flame someone in a post on here, depressing.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/guardians-galaxy-director-james-gunn-395796

Score one for twitter battlers who have nothing better to do than throw 10 year old mud at people with a job though.



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EricHiggin said:

Employer  - So we hear your the main reason we're on the brink of curing cancer.
Employee - Thanks. Just a few more tweaks and we will be able to save millions of lives every year.
Employer  - Well it's come to our attention that in second grade you pushed another kid down the slide and gave them a boo boo.
Employee - Ya, I was a bit of an aggressive kid early on but I eventually leveled out and matured.
Employer  - Sorry but unfortunately we have no choice but to let you go.
Employee - WTF?

Ok, but it's not the cure for cancer he was working on. It was a movie. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
EricHiggin said:

Employer  - So we hear your the main reason we're on the brink of curing cancer.
Employee - Thanks. Just a few more tweaks and we will be able to save millions of lives every year.
Employer  - Well it's come to our attention that in second grade you pushed another kid down the slide and gave them a boo boo.
Employee - Ya, I was a bit of an aggressive kid early on but I eventually leveled out and matured.
Employer  - Sorry but unfortunately we have no choice but to let you go.
Employee - WTF?

Ok, but it's not the cure for cancer he was working on. It was a movie. 

They're comedy films!

Don't forget what the best medicine is!!

They might have cured cancer >.>



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Ganoncrotch said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Ok, but it's not the cure for cancer he was working on. It was a movie. 

They're comedy films!

Don't forget what the best medicine is!!

They might have cured cancer >.>

If that's the case, then you should watch a better comedy film than .... Guardians of the Galaxy ... 

To kill that cancer betterer!