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Guardians Of The Galaxy Actors Respond To James Gunn Being Fired By Disney

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Actors Respond To James Gunn Being Fired By Disney

Soon after the news came to light that Disney had fired Guardians of the Galaxy franchise writer-director James Gunn after his old offensive tweets on controversial topics such as pedophilia and rape resurfaced last week, a lot of actors have come forward to show their support for the fan-favorite director on social media.

Some of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise members including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, and Michael Rooker took to Twitter to break their silence on the matter.

“’Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.’ JAMES 1:19,” Star-Lord actor Chris Pratt wrote in a tweet on Sunday.

Gamora actress Zoe Saldana stated in her tweet that she loves all members of the Guardians of the Galaxy family and seems to be refraining herself from saying anything towards the matter at present.

It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie,” the actress wrote in a tweet. “I’m pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of term. I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my GOTG family. Always will.”

Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in GOTG series, responded to the Gunn situation through a tweet that said that people often make mistakes in their lives, but he is very disappointed about what is happening with Gunn.

I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is [email protected] is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met,” Drax tweeted. “He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him.”

James Gunn’s brother Sean, who plays Kraglin and performs the on-set motion capture for Rocket Raccoon, posted a series of 10 tweets to show his love and support for his brother.

Michael Rooker, who played Peter Quill’s alien father Yondu in both the GOTG movies, also shared his reaction on Twitter. While he did not mention James’ name in his tweet, he did express his wish to quit Twitter. Rooker mentioned in his tweet that he has decided to deactivate his Twitter account.

Not only actors from the film fraternity came forward to support James, even fans have started a fan petition on Change.org calling out Disney to hire the brilliant director again. The petition has already got more than 129, 000 signatures.

Gunn had recently finished penning down his first draft of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The film is slated to begin filming in January in Atlanta for a 2020 release but it doesn’t look like that release date would stick if Gunn isn’t rehired.

Do you think Disney’s decision to fire James Gunn for his old tweets is justified? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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