The Marvel Cinematic Universe practically broke in half earlier today when Disney announced they had fired James Gunn for inappropriate comments found deep in his Twitter feed.
A giant blow to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, Gunn released a statement, admitting he was in the wrong and not blaming Disney for what he did to himself:
“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.”
“Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”
Will James Gunn work again? Who will be brought down by old tweets next? Stay tuned, I’m sure this is going to become a “thing” now.
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