Fans Have Created a Petition for Disney to Re-Hire James Gunn

James Gunn was recently fired by Disney because of some unsavory tweets that he had sent out several years ago being dug up. Starting back in about 2012, Gunn had apologized for the remarks and since then he seems to have really turned over a new leaf. Personally, I think he has handled this thing with a grace and dignity that few do anymore. Several actors, directors, and more have stepped up to defend Gunn in this time with many stating that it was wrong for Disney to fire him. Well, if you believe Gunn should not have been fired and that he should be rehired, you may want to go sign this petition. As of writing, it has 222,810 signatures with a goal of 300,000. Something tells me that it will easily surpass the goal. Here’s the text of the petition:

I’m smart enough to know this most likely won’t change anything but hopefully, this could get Disney to realize the mistake they made and not do it again in the future.

I agree on the point that if people say a bunch of stupid shit while working for a studio, the studio has full right to fire him over the possible controversy. This situation is very different though as he made these jokes years before he was working for Disney and also the fact that they were jokes. I agree with most, including Gunn himself that the jokes were shitty and un-funny but they were still jokes, it wasn’t an opinion or a statement, it was just a bad attempt at being funny.

The other thing is if you do this to Gunn you have to do it for all the other directors who have said some crappy joke sometime in their life, which is all of them, cause I doubt there’s one human on this planet who hasn’t made a shitty joke once or twice in there life.

If Marvel would come to their senses and re-hire Gunn that would be great but if all we can do is have proof by your signatures that Disney made a mistake i would still count that as a win.


Do you think Gunn should’ve been fired in the first place? Should he be re-hired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?

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