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Clearly he's not some psychopath and those tweets were some part of an edgy craze he was going through at the time.
Of course joke about the p-word and suddenly you should go to jail for life.

He should sue.



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He was smug as hell when others got fired for offensive tweets, so it's difficult for me to feel sorry for him.



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Ganoncrotch said:
for those saying this is completely justified, remember these are things he posted a decade ago, for those forum users who are in their 20s... do you remember what you said when you were 10? because if you get big and famous someone will dig it up and use it in an only argument at you, possibly to try and get you fired, does this still seem like a wise way to go about things?

December 22, 2012 is not a decade ago but I agree that it was a somewhat different climate.

Comparing a 46 year old James Gunn (he's now 51) to a 10 year old seems like grasping though.

 

Besides, this is all business. Disney loves money and if they risk being associated with bad press they'll do anything to fix it.

After all, the tweets are really bad.

 



plicant said:
Ganoncrotch said:
for those saying this is completely justified, remember these are things he posted a decade ago, for those forum users who are in their 20s... do you remember what you said when you were 10? because if you get big and famous someone will dig it up and use it in an only argument at you, possibly to try and get you fired, does this still seem like a wise way to go about things?

December 22, 2012 is not a decade ago but I agree that it was a somewhat different climatearing a 46 year old James Gunn (he's now 51) to a 10 year old seems like grasping though.

 

Besides, this is all business. Disney loves money and if they risk being associated with bad press they'll do anything to fix it.

After all, the tweets are really bad.

If you look at the dates in that image (which you have posted twice, I know it's a nice collab someone made but it has served it's purpose you don't need to keep spreading it online now) you can see that even the first one in the top corner is from Feb 2009 which you are right, is not a decade ago, it is 9 years and 5 months ago, sorry for being so far out to call it a decade, will put it like this, as you are 27, do you recall what you were posting on the internet when you were 17? If someone dug it out and made a nice collab of it to have rabbid haters of you post to your boss repeatedly, would you risk being fired?

edit - Lol....

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Ganoncrotch said:
Replicant said:

December 22, 2012 is not a decade ago but I agree that it was a somewhat different climate.
Comparing a 46 year old James Gunn (he's now 51) to a 10 year old seems like grasping though.

Besides, this is all business. Disney loves money and if they risk being associated with bad press they'll do anything to fix it.
After all, the tweets are really bad.

If you look at the dates in that image (which you have posted twice, I know it's a nice collab someone made but it has served it's purpose you don't need to keep spreading it online now) you can see that even the first one in the top corner is from Feb 2009 which you are right, is not a decade ago, it is 9 years and 5 months ago, sorry for being so far out to call it a decade, will put it like this, as you are 27, do you recall what you were posting on the internet when you were 17? If someone dug it out and made a nice collab of it to have rabbid haters of you post to your boss repeatedly, would you risk being fired?

edit - Lol....

I genuinely thought you hadn't seen the tweets. That's why I posted the pic a 2nd time. I wouldn't have if the tweets were listed in the OP. I'm awfully sorry.

Yeah, the first tweet dates back to Feb 2009 but why ignore that the last one was written in Dec 2012 (5 years and 7 months ago)? That seems just as important (if not more). Don't you think? Besides, you proving that he wrote these tweets across several years doesn't help his case.

Bold: Of course I'd risk being fired if I said something in public that had a negative influence on my employer's business.

 

Look, the tweets were made a long time ago and James Gunn is probably a nice fella but considering how concerned Disney is regarding their image and PR, it doesn't surprise me that they reacted when the tweets were brought up and bad press started to emerge in mainstream media.



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Replicant said:
Ganoncrotch said:

If you look at the dates in that image (which you have posted twice, I know it's a nice collab someone made but it has served it's purpose you don't need to keep spreading it online now) you can see that even the first one in the top corner is from Feb 2009 which you are right, is not a decade ago, it is 9 years and 5 months ago, sorry for being so far out to call it a decade, will put it like this, as you are 27, do you recall what you were posting on the internet when you were 17? If someone dug it out and made a nice collab of it to have rabbid haters of you post to your boss repeatedly, would you risk being fired?

edit - Lol....

I genuinely thought you hadn't seen the tweets. That's why I posted the pic a 2nd time. I wouldn't have if the tweets were listed in the OP. I'm awfully sorry.

Yeah, the first tweet dates back to Feb 2009 but why ignore that the last one was written in Dec 2012 (5 years and 7 months ago)? That seems just as important (if not more). Don't you think? Besides, you proving that he wrote these tweets across several years doesn't help his case.

Bold: Of course I'd risk being fired if I said something in public that had a negative influence on my employer's business.

 

Look, the tweets were made a long time ago and James Gunn is probably a nice fella but considering how concerned Disney is regarding their image and PR, it doesn't surprise me that they reacted when the tweets were brought up and bad press started to emerge in mainstream media.

No dangers, I quoted you after the first time you linked them and dropped a link to Gunn's apology he made about daft things he said on the internet, the apology was from 2012.

Think I mostly stick with an earlier post I said here, "Twitter battle" sad thing to fight in... lose a job in... have cost us the Guardians 3 movie he would have finished his trilogy with.

Just generally one of the worst things to happen from Social Media right up there with people spreading #metoo who don't consider the name of the # symbol before it was coined "hashtag"



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I've just read that Dave Bautista isn't happy about him being fired, and that there are petitions online to bring him back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3... not that petitions do anything these days, thet're a dime a dozen lol, but the film will suffer and just won't be the same without him.



Apparently it's claimed the were around 10000 (yes 10k) of these tweets.



Disney so noble now when they failed by hiring him in the first place... to think that firing him will excuse them is foolish.

Does that sound fair?



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Pisses of far-right, far-right find stuff he said years ago thats insane, gets fired ----> far left goes " but what freedom of speech? , people can change!!! they fired him making what far right wanted !!! " , far right goes " ahahah fuck that pedo , we won, thats not comedie, he is homophobic!!!"

Pisses of far-left with a nazi joke and said nigger on a stream, far left wants him banned , fired and every thing taken away from him , make a campaign on twitter against him ----> far right goes " it was just a joke, nigger is just a word, freedom of speech !!!" , far left goes " i am glad they fired him , fuck that nazi , he is a racist!!! "


2 sides , bunch of losers and keyboard warriors , fuck them both.