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

The Verge Friday, 20 July 2018
Writer-director James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over offensive tweetsDisney has fired writer-director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a right-wing media personality resurfaced a series of offensive tweets Gunn made, in many cases from 2008 and 2009. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “and we have severed our business relationship with him.”

As noted by Polygon, conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich — perhaps best known as one of the most active promoters of the fake “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory — began resurfacing some of Gunn’s old tweets, some going back nearly a decade. In the tweets, Gunn makes a...
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Director James Gunn Fired From 'Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 3' Over Past Tweets Disney and Marvel Studios have cut ties with Guardians of the Galaxy film series writer and director James Gunn. The decision was made soon after controversial old tweets were found on Gunn's now-deleted Twitter account. In...

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