Marvel Director James Gunn Addresses his Temporary Cancellation, Defends Cancel Culture as Accountability

Marvel Director James Gunn Addresses his Temporary Cancellation, Defends Cancel Culture as Accountability


Marvel director James Gunn is speaking out about what it was like to be temporarily canceled for old tweets.

In 2018, Disney fired the writer/director, best known for his work on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and DC’s upcoming “Suicide Squad,” after Twitter users unearthed past remarks where he made jokes about pedophilia and rape.

Among the posts between 2008 and 2011 that landed Gunn in hot water: “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place” and “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’”

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After the Guardians cast protested Gunn’s firing, however, Disney rehired him less than a year later.

In a wide-ranging July 14 interview with The New York Times, Gunn called that period “unbelievable.”

“For a day, it seemed like everything was gone. Everything was gone,” Gunn said. “I was going to have to sell my house. I was never going to be

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