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Old 07-20-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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James Gunn fired from GOTG 3 and future MCU projects

Well this just sucks

Apparently old twitter posts of his where he made jokes about pedophilia and such were dug up and the House of Mouse saw fit to fire him even though he's come out and acknowledged those very same tweets and has said he's a completely different person now.

This seems pretty similar to the whole Josh Hader thing. At least Gunn seems sincere about everything that came out. I feel like Disney may have jumped the gun (no pun intended) a bit here but for PR reasons it had to be done I guess.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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Yeah, i get how what he said was stupid (and really creepy with the NAMBLA thing), but slightly surprising to me how touchy everyone is nowadays. No chance to apologize or anything. Plus it was so long ago.

I don't really care that much, Feige and everyone will make GOTG3 awesome, but I wonder if eventually this current culture mindset will self-correct a bit and be not quite as harsh?
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Yeah, i get how what he said was stupid (and really creepy with the NAMBLA thing), but slightly surprising to me how touchy everyone is nowadays. No chance to apologize or anything. Plus it was so long ago.

I don't really care that much, Feige and everyone will make GOTG3 awesome, but I wonder if eventually this current culture mindset will self-correct a bit and be not quite as harsh?
I doubt it, but it will bring a change where people don't post their whole lives online or at least the smart ones don't.

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I feel like Disney may have jumped the gun (no pun intended) a bit here but for PR reasons it had to be done I guess.
I felt that way until I read some of the tweets.
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I don't even like the GOTG movies, but I heard about this earlier and I think the dude comes off as super creepy based on his old tweets. Some people are defending him by saying it's just jokes, but even if that's the case, he has a weird sense of humor...
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I don't even like the GOTG movies, but I heard about this earlier and I think the dude comes off as super creepy based on his old tweets. Some people are defending him by saying it's just jokes, but even if that's the case, he has a weird sense of humor...
I don't know what this guy was thinking posting that insane, filthy crap.
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This seems pretty similar to the whole Josh Hader thing.
I'm not here to say one is worse than the other, but one thing I would say that can make this different are the ages of the two individuals at the time of their tweets.

And Disney may or may not be too touchy-feely, but they really have no choice regardless of their stance. It's damage control. Same reason the Roseanne show is going to go on without her as a spin-off, same reason Kevin Spacey's character was recast in All the Money in the World despite having finished filming, etc. They have to go to great lengths to show that they are not representative of the actions of their employees. Plus, it's Disney... so it's really important that they are as far away from anything regarding pedophilia as possible.

EDIT: Just read the tweets. Well, he said he was going for shock value? Consider me shocked. Those are pretty outrageous and disturbingly consistent. This could be easily seen in two polarizing ways, and even that consistency can be explained away in those two different ways. It's obvious that Disney did what they had to do. I just hope all of these were simply "tasteless shock comedy" and not somehow indicative of his fantasies, past or present alike. I mean if Matt Stone tweeted these things, nobody would ever bat an eye and he would continue doing what he's doing... but not even him for Disney's sake. This had to be done, for better or worse.
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I felt that way until I read some of the tweets.
Yeah I posted this when it was hot off the presses. I've since seen the tweets and I can definitely see why Disney did what they did. There's a difference between being a provocateur and being insanely creepy and disgusting.
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