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Disney fulminates the director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' for joking tweets about pedophilia and rapes

Disney fulminates the director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' for joking tweets about pedophilia and rapes

The director James Gunn fired this Friday by Disney from the movie " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 " by some old and controversial messages in Twitter, accepted the study's decision for its past behavior.

"Even though I have spent a lot of time, I understand and accept the business decisions made today, even many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I behaved then", The filmmaker said in a statement.



The messages not only because they were stupid, not at all funny, extremely insensitive and certainly not provocative as I expected, but do not reflect the person I am


"My words from almost a decade ago They were, at that moment, totally failed and unfortunate mistakes to be provocative, I have been sorry (the messages) for many years since then, not only because they were stupid, not at all funny, extreme mind insensitive and certainly not provocative as I expected, but because they do not reflect the person I am or have been for a while, "he said.





Gunn, who has already directed the first two installments of" Guardians of the Galaxy, "was fired today. by Disney after coming to light a series of old and controversial messages on Twitter, already deleted from his profile, in which he joked about issues such as pedophilia or rape.


"I like it when young children touch me in my silly place. Shhh! ", He wrote in 2009

" The offensive attitudes and statements discovered in James's Twitter profile are indefensible and incompatible with the values ​​of the study, "Walt Disney Studios president Alan said today in a press release. Horn.

Gunn already asked for forgiveness this Thursday, before being fired, through several tweets in his official account.

"I used to make a lot of offensive jokes, I do not do it anymore, I do not blame my past self for this, But now I like myself more and I feel like a human being and a more complete creator, "Gunn wrote.

Different voices of conservatism in the United States rescued these days old messages from Gunn, which, in social networks, is known for his criticism to the right and to the president of the country, Donald Trump.

James Gunn, in a file image
(Christopher Polk / AFP)






"I like it when the little guys touch me in my silly place, Shhh!" Wrote the director in 2009.

"I'm making a big Hollywood adaptation of (the children's book) 'The Generous Tree' with a happy ending: the tree grows back and makes a fellatio to the child, "he wrote in 2011.

Gunn was the director of" Guardians of the Galaxy "(2014) and its sequel" Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ", two tapes belonging to the Marvel cinematographic universe and featuring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña as protagonists.

The first tape grossed 773 million dollars worldwide, while the second one bagged 864 million.

] The filming of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" was scheduled to begin before the end of the year.