Skip to comments.Director James Gunn Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Old Tweets Joking About Rape, Pedophilia
Posted on 07/20/2018 8:08:13 AM PDT by EdnaMode
James Gunn, the writer-director of Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were offensive jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia.
Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo, Gunn wrote in a series of tweets. As I have discussed publicly many times, as Ive developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.
Gunn, who apparently deactivated his personal website in the midst of the online firestorm, added, In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies.
Gunn, a political liberal who tweets frequently about his opposition to President Donald Trump, drew the ire of fans of the president such as right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich, who began posting a series of old tweets by Gunn, many subsequently deleted.
On the internet, though, nothing stays buried forever.
And some online sleuths dug up dozens of old tweets of the sort Gunn admitted were offensive, many from between 2008 and 2011.
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That is some really perverse stuff. Surely the industry knew about this guy’s sickness?
Man, this so much proves the truth in the phrase, “I’m glad I’m so old that I did all my stupid stuff before the internet.”
This story, and so many others like it, point to a very interesting future.
If this sort of thing was to happen to me, I’d respond with, Yes, I shouldn’t have said it, but I also used to have to wear a diaper, and got better. i.e. thanks to the internet everyone got to see my maturing process before their very eyes.
Tells you how they really think.
He keeps referring to pedophilia. Like it’s second nature to him................
Whens his remedial diversity counseling?
Rape and pedophilia = humor only to the truly evil.
he’ll pay no price for it Just like Joy Reid paid no price, and practically every other liberal out there. Liberals can be as racist, or hypocritical as they want to be and they never pay a price this our reality now.
Typical liberal hater... rapist mentality... abuser... effing lowlife ‘elite’...
This a-hole was another one of those eager to throw stones from the safety of the Social Media mob....time for payback.
His comments are so specific and repeated so many times that there’s no way any reasonable person would take his explanation at face value - especially when his reaction to discovery is to delete them, an act that betrays knowledge of guilt.
Perhaps everyone in Hollywood should automatically be subject to Megan's Law ?
Update: I’m checking the tires on ol’ Rusty - my rickety yet faithful, tow behind chipper - in case I need to head across country soon...
I didn’t read any of his comments. My attitude is that if he was a “provocateur” comedian, I’d expect a lot of offensive comments. I don’t really care. I wouldn’t choose him as my pastor, though. ;)
Or boyscout leader.
Yep. The whole thing reminds me of the female trump supporter interviews by NPR regarding trumps “grab em by the...” remark during the election. They asked her why it didn’t change her vote. Her response, “I’m voting for president, not husband.”
That was the day I knew trump was going to win. The old tricks no longer worked.
As long as this guy did nothing illegal, I could not care less what he said.
No normal person jokes about such.
It makes you wonder about the source of the bathroom humor for Peter Quill, Drax the Destroyer, and Ego.
He got outed on the chans trying to defend himself as an ‘anon’.
I could be guilty of schadenfreude but he deserves the dose he gets...
"This lovely woman was walking down the street late one night. A guy jumps out of some bushes and..."
"STOP! I didn't hear it, I wrote it!!
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