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Disney just fired James Gunn over offensive tweets from years ago and the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series needs a new director. James made comments via Twitter about AIDS, 911, the Holocaust, and rape. In one of the tweets that were recently deleted said, “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!”
In another tweet, James also said, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.” The publication The Daily Caller first published the tweets.
Disney Chairman Alan Horn said James tweets, “are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have served ou business relationship with him.” James already directed 2 ‘Guardians’ films and was in the middle of making the third one.
James says when he started out in the biz he saw himself as a “provocateur” (one who engages in provocative behavior) who said outrageous things. He also says, “My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”
Written By: Fantasia Harvey