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Disney brings back James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Oct 25, 2017
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I forgot what he was even accused of.
He made jokes about pedophilia around a decade ago. He apologized for it years ago and as recently as 2017 talked about how he feels like a much happier person now that he doesn't feel the need to make those edgy jokes. But he's also very vocal about his hatred of Trump. So people on the far-right dug through his tweets and found those old ones and Disney bowed to that and fired him.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This is *probably* the right decision.

Alt-right hit job or not, the remarks he made were pretty abhorrent. I'd bet Fox News would be all over it had their parent company just not sold most everything to Disney. I hope no one has anything more lying in wait for this moment.

However, reading the Deadline report, his contrition was also very on point and very human. I sincerely hope this is the beginning of the end of outright cancel culture, and we'll lay the pitchforks down for a moment and understand most people who do stupid things in the past typically don't have the same level of stupidity in them in the present.
 
Jun 21, 2018
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Heck yeah!!! Words can't convey how excited I feel about this! I know it's just Disney movies. There are more important issues. But Gunn brought a unique flavor and heart to these stories, these characters that made the films something beautiful. That tiny victory is something some of us need right now. Heck I'm elated!! Here's to hoping Guardians 3 succeeds in building on the themes and arcs of it's predecessor!

It's nice to see the acknowledgement that people can change and be forgiven too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The guy sincerely apologized for his tweets that were made over 10 years ago and has actually changed. If we do not accept the fact people make mistakes and are willingly changing themselves for the better, we as a society are fucked.
What's more, he had apologized and changed his ways long before the firing, not in response to it. Compare the right wingers who suddenly go "this was long ago, I'm sorry if YOU were offended" when they get caught.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Man, it must feel good to be a superhero fan right now. DC is making some really good moves right now. Marvel is continuing to roll their massive momentum. Sony got their shit together for Spiderman in the best possible way. Fox is... umm.. getting aquired by Disney soon. Great times for all, and almost everyone in the industry looks to be good sports about it :)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Tokyo
What's more, he had apologized and changed his ways long before the firing, not in response to it. Compare the right wingers who suddenly go "this was long ago, I'm sorry if YOU were offended" when they get caught.
Exactly. He apologized, showed he has changed, and was sincere about it. Glad he is back.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The guy sincerely apologized for his tweets that were made over 10 years ago and has actually changed. If we do not accept the fact people make mistakes and are willingly changing themselves for the better, we as a society are fucked.
It was sad to see that their were, and still are, people who seem to believe that Gunn should not be forgiven for his jokes. I guess some just don’t believe in the concept of forgiving, second chances or just that humans are capable of changing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not looking but let me guess

Alt-right shit: "Disney supports pedos everyone!!"
The same alt-right shit: "Excuse me, my anime girl is really 1000 years old"
Wasn't Cernovich one of the guys pestering Disney over Gunn's tweets, and he had a past of stanning for pedo shit himself? Yeah, don't be quick to see these alt-right guys as virtuous, immaculate pillars of rightness if they point out flaws with left-leaning folk, because the shit they've got hiding in their closets are likely 100x worse. It's the whole projecting thing, they all do it, just like their asshole-in-chief.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You gotta imagine Disney upped his contract some because of all this shit and he had the public on his side, his whole cast, all other directors and he got the Suicide Squad gig. Everything worked out for the better.