Following James Gunn's breathtaking shooting on Friday afternoon, celebrities who worked with the Guardians of the Galaxy director and others who know him defended him on social media.
Disney Fired Gunn After Offensive Tweets in 2009 "The abusive attitudes and comments on James & # 39; Twitter feed are unreasonable and do not match our studio's values, and we've broken off our relationship with him," said the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn, in a statement.
Gunn apologized for insulting comments in 2012 after he was instructed to direct Guardians for Marvel and Disney, based on the success of his slippery superhero film Super . He also apologized on Friday before being fired and later made another statement in support of Disney's decision to separate from him.
"Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I behaved," Gunn wrote. "All I can do now, except my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best person I can be: to accept, to understand, to be committed to equality, and to my public statements and commitments to our public discourse To all in my industry and beyond, I apologize again: Love for all. "
Gunn was to conduct a third film Guardians and make a project at Sony
In the midst of the controversy went Celebrities on Twitter and other social networks defended Gunn, including Guardian star Dave Bautista, who made a strong statement supporting his friend. For a quick glance at the reaction to the news.
Character actor David Destmalchian posted a picture of himself with Gunn to show his support on Instagram. Also Ant-Man director Peyton Reed can be seen in the photo.
"I've been saying this for years! @jamesgunn is one of the most amazing people I know – both professionally and personally," he wrote. "There are so many people in our lives that we would never know without the incredible magnet of talent and kindness James (and his great partner in life, @jenniferlholland) would have thanked for making us your family, mate
Michael Ian Black reacted vigorously after Mike Cernovich, the conservative conspiracy theorist who unearthed Gunn's controversial comments, also found some of Black & #'s 39; s digging out controversial jokes Black pointed out that Cernovich was charged with rape in 2003.
Wow, this is quite a comedown by James Gunn Mike, we've had this conversation before, there's a qualitative difference between one Comedian making jokes – even offensive jokes (me) – and someone accused of rape in 2003 (you). Https://t.co/b5U7ITKkU7
– Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 21, 2018
Patton Oswalt responded to the controversy by posting a controversial photograph of Cernovich Tweets retweetete
This is one of the LITTLE disgusting tweets of Mike Cernovich, the guy who fired Volvo 3 from Gunners after a gamergate-style hate campaign by James Gunn. Okay, have a nice weekend. https://t.co/7DYlin1zgO
– Patton Oswalt (1945) July 20, 2018
"This is one of the LITTLE disgusting tweets of Mike Cernovich, the guy who fired James Gunn from Guardians after a gamergate-style hate campaign from Galaxy Vol. 3. Okay, have a nice weekend, "wrote Oswalt.
"Can not believe what Disney does with @JamesGunn This Nonsens culture of zero tolerance has to stop," wrote Fede Alvarez.
I can not believe what Disney does with it @JamesGunn This nonsensical culture of zero tolerance must stop.
– Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) July 21, 2018
"This is crazy for me, is that true?! Jesus there's the R-rated glass of jar bink's movie I was working on, I END, DISNEY, "Justin Toiland added.
That's crazy for me. Is that real?! Jesus. Well, it goes without saying that R rated Jar Jar Bink's film that I worked on. I finish, DISNEY! https://t.co/G9hu4mw3Iq
– Justin Roiland (@JustinRoland) July 20, 2018
Filmmaker Joe Carnahan Tweeted a Link to a Change.org Petition Reaching Gunn Again
Cernovich is a cheap provocateur determined to ruin the careers of better men. @JamesGunn was targeted because he is an outspoken critic of @realDonaldTrump 's criminal bullshit & amoral. James does not deserve this. He should be brought back immediately. #ReheinJamesGunn https://t.co/WaBvzw7U4B
– Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) July 21, 2018
In another tweet, Carnahan wrote: "Cernovich is a cheap provocateur determined to ruin the careers of better men. @JamesGunn was targeted because he is an outspoken critic of @realDonaldTrump's criminal bullshit & amorality .James does not deserve this. He should be brought back immediately. #RheheinJamesGunn. "
Actor Michael Rooker replied to a fan who asked him what he thought about the situation. "James Gunn knows, that's all that matters," he wrote.
James Gunn knows. That's all that counts. https://t.co/FKtNWf6Xae
– MichaelRookerOnline (@RookerOnline) July 21, 2018
Ricky Gervais made a veiled reference to the situation Things are not the same thing as bad things to do. The joke must not even tolerate bad things. It could pile up. It depends on the actual joke. The topic of a joke and the goal of a joke can be different. Being insulted does not prove that the joke is wrong.
– Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) 21st July 2018
"Making jokes about bad things is not the same thing as doing bad things, the joke can not even tolerate bad things, it could stagnate them, it depends The subject of a joke and the goal of a joke may be different – being insulted does not prove that the joke is wrong, "wrote the former office star.
"I've known @jamesgunn for a long time and guarantee that these old tweets were JUST JOKES, arguing that they were bad jokes or pointless Anyway, they were JUSTIFY JOKES, and his dismissal is based 100% on his outspoken political beliefs, which is a scary time, all of you, "wrote Rhett Miller.
I knew @jamesgunn a long time and I guarantee that these old tweets were JUST JOKES. They can argue that they were bad jokes, or pointless or tasteless or whatever, but they were JUST JOKES. His shooting is 100% over his outspoken political beliefs. This is a terrible time, you all.
– Rhett Miller (@rhettmiller) July 21, 2018