The former "Roseanne" star shared her unfiltered thoughts about Hollywood stars who showed support for Gunn after being fired by Disney's Marvel for past controversial tweets.
Roseanne Barr participated on Twitter Tuesday to weigh Hollywood's support for Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who was released last week by Disney's Marvel for controversial tweets that have recently reappeared.
I'm disgusted to read all the support for James Gunn's pedophile jokes ̵
– Roseanne Barr July 24, 2018
Gunn was dismissed from Walt Disney Studios on Friday after conservative figures revived old tweets in which the filmmaker joked about controversial issues such as pedophilia and rape.
In May, Barr – a self-confessed Trump supporter – published a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, comparing the black former Obama advisor to a "monkey." Her comment was quickly made by ABC. Although Barr's Roseanne restart had excellent ratings, the network aborted it after only one season.
While many notable names in the entertainment industry – including several members of the Roseanne cast – publicly denounced Barr after their controversial tweets, a handful of A-cast members have come to Gunn's defense in the wake of his Twitter turmoil. Guardians Actors Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt are just some of the stars who have expressed their support.
"I'll have more to say, but for the moment I'll just say that's … @ James Gunn is one of the most loving, caring, good-natured people I've ever met," wrote Bautista, the Drax the series plays . "He's gentle and kind and caring about people and animals, he's made mistakes, we all have that, I'm not okay with what's happening to him."
Saldana, who plays Gamora, added, "It was a challenging weekend, I will not lie, I stop to exchange everything before I run out of words, I just want everyone to know that I love ALL members of my GOTG family. "
Pratt, who plays Star Lord, seemed to be discussing the situation with a narrative Bible verse. "Understand that, my dear brothers and sisters, let each person be heard quickly, speak slowly, tease slowly." JAMES 1:19, "he posted .
Gunn's offensive tweets, which were released in 2008 and 2009, made headlines according to Conservative website The Daily Caller published an article about them last week.Gunn gave one on Friday afternoon Declaration, admitted that he "regretted" what he wrote, stressing that the tweets "do not reflect the person I am today."
"My words almost a decade ago were utterly failed and unfortunate efforts "To be provocative," it says in his statement, "I have regretted them for many years – not only because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly senseless, and certainly not provocative, as I had hoped, but also because they do not reflect the person I am today or was for a while.
Although Gunn's good friend Selma Blair is currently fighting for Disney to reinstate Gunn, the studio previously explained his decision to part in a statement by Chairman Alan Horn: "The offensive attitudes and comments on James & # 39; Twitter feeds are unreasonable and do not match the values of our studio, and we've broken our relationship with him. "