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Anybody got any thoughts on this whole debacle since all the reviews discussing it on Letterboxd are gone.

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@Nomoredogsleft94 said:

Anybody got any thoughts on this whole debacle since all the reviews discussing it on Letterboxd are gone.

The only thing I have to say is: if you're going to bad mouth Trump then be very careful. James went out of his way to be morally virtuous and up his own asss. I'm rather indifferent to James Gunn, I was never a die hard gotg fan even though I'm a Marvel fan at heart.

I have to respectfully disagree there, as someone who identifies as neither right or left, I still feel it was wrong of someone like Cernovich to be calling out James on tweets he made and repented for many years ago considering the man has also made several un-ironic/tasteless jokes or comments on his twitter account (a garbage website by the way) which to me is even worse since a hypocrite is as low as they come sliming their way through life beating down on others for things they've done equally if not worse on, especially since he was malicious in his reasoning over James' entitled opinion no matter how right or wrong he may have been, he can still go fuck himself but it was still his right to criticize our president. If we really let this slide, what will come of free speech, what freedom will we have when several tasteless jokes we may have regrettably made in the past get brought up again. We live in a time of retribution and not forgiveness or self-improvement in terms of what we say, there's way too many uptight or hypocritical people out there today and that's a shame it has to be like that since I feel we can all learn from one another and stop doing some foolish stuff that gets us fired.

@Nomoredogsleft94 said:

I have to respectfully disagree there, as someone who identifies as neither right or left, I still feel it was wrong of someone like Cernovich to be calling out James on tweets he made and repented for many years ago considering the man has also made several un-ironic/tasteless jokes or comments on his twitter account (a garbage website by the way) which to me is even worse since a hypocrite is as low as they come sliming their way through life beating down on others for things they've done equally if not worse on, especially since he was malicious in his reasoning over James' entitled opinion no matter how right or wrong he may have been, he can still go fuck himself but it was still his right to criticize our president. If we really let this slide, what will come of free speech, what freedom will we have when several tasteless jokes we may have regrettably made in the past get brought up again. We live in a time of retribution and not forgiveness or self-improvement in terms of what we say, there's way too many uptight or hypocritical people out there today and that's a shame it has to be like that since I feel we can all learn from one another and stop doing some foolish stuff that gets us fired.

Gunn called out Trump and Cernovich called out Gunn on his pedophiliac jokes... It's what we in the business call, karma! I mean come on... you don't think Trump supporters are capable of browsing one's comment history? It just so happens that Gunn was just as much a sick fuckk as they were and of some cultural significance.

Crazy and weak move by Disney.

@A to Z said:

Crazy and weak move by Disney.

Crazy? Disney a company appealing to families, adults, young adults, teenagers and children sacked someone who mocks victims of child abuse... It's hardly schizophrenia.

Yeah, he did that years before they hired him. Then he made two smash hit films and was in the middle of making the last part of the trilogy. He was tipped to head phase four of Marvel films. No one would have cared about this story if they hadn't fired him and made it into a huge scandal. It looks like a cowardly panicked reaction that was not thought through.

I don't know a whole lot about Gunn. I've seen and enjoyed the 2 Guardians films greatly. Gunn seems like a really good-hearted man based on his writing for those. It's a real shame that people aren't allowed to be of depth and nuance these days -- creatures capable of making shocking statements about dark subjects for a stupid laugh, yet make us feel deeply with their art.

I can't see anyone else doing as good a job with the Vol. 3 film for the Guardians as James would do, I really can't.

@Satch_the_man said:

I don't know a whole lot about Gunn. I've seen and enjoyed the 2 Guardians films greatly. Gunn seems like a really good-hearted man based on his writing for those. It's a real shame that people aren't allowed to be of depth and nuance these days -- creatures capable of making shocking statements about dark subjects for a stupid laugh, yet make us feel deeply with their art.

I can't see anyone else doing as good a job with the Vol. 3 film for the Guardians as James would do, I really can't.

The ragnarok director Titty Hawaii can replace him.

People keep bringing up taika Waititi . His style is way different to Gunn's though. James Gunn made the characters, and his absence will leave its mark, without a doubt.

I doubt Waititi will even want to touch it anyway, after the way Disney has handled this there is going to be blowback.

@A to Z said:

I doubt Waititi will even want to touch it anyway, after the way Disney has handled this there is going to be blowback.

All I'm saying is that since Disney is aimed at children, adults and families that they were trying not to alienate fans but hopefully they won't with this decision of the sacking. And OP can you like my replies too please I feel the odd one out, thanks.

I think sacking Gunn will alienate more people than not sacking him. And if they didn't want to alienate those people, they shouldn't have hired him. They hired him even though they knew about his tweets, he did way better with Guardians of the Galaxy than anyone expected, then after employing him for 6 years, they fire him. That is crazy, anyway you look at it. No one was picking up this story before his sacking.

@Damienracer said:

And OP can you like my replies too please I feel the odd one out, thanks.

Your wish is my command, no one gets left out no matter if I disagree, here's one like towards ya

This is the world we live in now. Social media is weaponized beyond believe now. As for Gunn specifically, he should have just kept silent. I dont need to know how much you hate Trump or republicans. I dont need to hear how amazing you think Clinton would have been as president. Do your job and make great films. But Gunn got caught up in the whole Hollywood virtue signaling. Its basically karma coming back and slapping him in the face. Do I think he should have gotten fired? No. Do I understand why the mouse did fire him? Yes. In the witch hunt environment that is Hollywood it dosent matter if you said offensive things today or twenty years ago. And none of this would have happened if he just kept his political opinions to himself. Or at least didnt go after someone because of their political beliefs. Sad situation, just cost himself millions and probably shunned by Hollywood for awhile at least.

It was asinine. His comments were juvenile, but he also made them a decade ago. We all made "dead baby" jokes back in school but nobody cares anymore. Hollywood has become cartoonishly risk-averse. Social Media has reduced the behavior of most of its users to that of immature, self-conscious high school children all over again with the name-calling, vindictiveness, and self-consciousness that implies. People need to grow the F up.

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