Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets

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Re: Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Post stupid shit and it will come back to bite you eventually.

Sometimes it's fast: Roseanne

Sometimes it takes a decade: James Gunn

Seems like Mike Cernovich is a bit of a cunt though.


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Post by melancholy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:48 pm

Dude, what the fuck? On what planet did he think it would be a good idea to make half of those statements? I’ve seen people get in trouble for offensive tweets, but this goes way beyond that.

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Post by melancholy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:52 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
I wouldn’t classify borderline admitting to screwing young boys on Twitter as ‘making mistakes.’

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Post by OrangeRibbon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:35 am

Damn I was wondering how bad they were. How did he get the job in the first place? I wonder if his brother will still play the physical part of Rocket.

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Re: Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets

Post by Bandit » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:28 am

People want to be Anthony Jeselnik until they remember there's a reason they don't let him stray too far into the mainstream and he'd certainly never be hired by Disney for anything.


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Re: Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweets

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:Seems like Mike Cernovich is a bit of a cunt though.
Sadly this is a thing now, anyone that you don't like, you can just trawl through their Twitter history and send it to their employer. That Cernovic guy has been doing this since the tail end of the GamerGate thing.

Knowing that people do this, you'd think that James Gunn would have the sense to scrub his Twitter history after he landed a job with Disney. They had no choice but to fire him.

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Post by Skynet » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:58 am

Matisfaction wrote:
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:Seems like Mike Cernovich is a bit of a cunt though.
Sadly this is a thing now, anyone that you don't like, you can just trawl through their Twitter history and send it to their employer. That Cernovic guy has been doing this since the tail end of the GamerGate thing.

Knowing that people do this, you'd think that James Gunn would have the sense to scrub his Twitter history after he landed a job with Disney. They had no choice but to fire him.
These tweets came out originally before he did GotG 1 and it wasn't a problem then, so why is a problem now?

Disney are pussies.

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Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:18 am

Obvs Disney didn't know about them, until now... and being a company that markets it's stuff to kids, it's not a great look.

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Post by Skynet » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:23 am

Matisfaction wrote:Obvs Disney didn't know about them, until now... and being a company that markets it's stuff to kids, it's not a great look.
This came out as an issue in 2012, so for them to not know means they did no research on him.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... unn-395796

That article is dated 6:21 PM PST 11/29/2012

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Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:30 am

Things have changed a LOT since 2012, apologizing for something doesn't seem to be enough these days.

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Post by melancholy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:52 pm

If Disney knew in 2012, they should have fired him in 2012. Bad tweets are one thing, but those ones crossed a line as far as I’m concerned.

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Post by Matisfaction » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:24 pm

I agree, they had no choice but to fire him, even if he apologized back then something like this is always going to come back and bite you in the ass, especially how things are today.

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/guardi ... efinitely/

They're probs going to put Guardians 3 on ice, hope this thing blows over and then re-hire him.

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