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Petition to rehire Gunn for ‘Guardians 3’ has 250,000 signatures

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  • Disney fired director James Gunn from “Guardians of the
    Galaxy 3” on Friday after old offensive tweets
    resurfaced. 
  • A petition to rehire him has over 250,000 signatures
    and is almost at its goal of 300,000 as of Tuesday
    morning.
  • The petition states, “If you do this to Gunn you
    have to do it for all the other directors who have said some
    crappy joke sometime in their life.”

 

Not everyone is happy about Disney’s decision to fire director
James Gunn from “Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” and they’re making
their displeasure known with an online petition to rehire him.

The Change.org petition for Disney
to reinstate Gunn to direct Marvel’s next “Guardians” movie, due
in theaters in 2020, has over 250,000 signatures as of Tuesday
morning, and it’s almost at its goal of 300,000.

Disney severed its business relationship
with Gunn
on Friday after conservative personalities resurfaced offensive and crude
jokes
Gunn had tweeted years ago (and had apologized for in
the past).

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on
James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our
studio’s values,” Disney said in a statement.

The petition urges Disney to “come to their senses” and states
the jokes were sh—- and un-funny but they were still
jokes, it wasn’t an opinion or a statement, it was just a bad
attempt at being funny.”

It continues: “If you do this to Gunn you have to do it for
all the other directors who have said some crappy joke sometime
in their life, which is all of them, cause I doubt there’s one
human on this planet who hasn’t made a sh—- joke once or twice
in their life.”

Fans and celebrities alike have come to Gunn’s defense
since his firing, including “Guardians” actors like Dave
Bautista, who plays Drax in the movies. Bautista tweeted on
Friday that Gunn is “one of the most loving, caring, good natured
people I have ever met” and “Im NOT ok with what’s happening to
him.”

Gunn had finished the script for “Guardians 3” and planned to
start filming this fall.

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