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Selma Blair Defends James Gunn, Wants Marvel to Rehire Him

Selma Blair Defends James Gunn, Wants Marvel to Rehire Him

Actress Selma Blair is defending Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after he was fired by Disney over offensive tweets from his past resurfaced.

Selma tweeted to James, “I thank you for your talent, your decency and your evolution as a man. You propped me up when I was in a scary place, and guided me towards the decent and right thing to do. You have shown strength of character more than most anyone I know. You understood.”

She then tweeted out a petition to try and get him rehired and added, “Because if people are punished despite changing, then what does that teach people about owning mistakes and evolving? This man is one of the good ones.”

Selma isn’t the only Hollywood celebrity to come to James‘ defense. Guardians actor Dave Bautista also spoke out in support of the director.

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  • Uno

    Do these people not realize that employing and paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who used to joke about raping children – who are the target audience of Disney – is wrong in all sorts of levels? Despite him being allegedly a nice guy doesn’t mean he shouldn’t face the consiquences of his actions. He f’d up, he should’ve known this was gonna happen eventually. I’m not saying his career should end after this, but it’s sure as hell he’s not suitable to direct a movie for a company that develops movies mainly for children.

  • KS_in_TP

    I can’t deny it: she makes a good point. We DO demand that people change and evolve, and then we punish them for mistakes they made before they changed and evolved. His comments from 8 years ago disturb me deeply and are incredibly appalling, but — change, evolution, betterment.

  • KS_in_TP

    I get your point, I really do. But have you SEEN those movies? They are not for children. He is NOT a director of kids’ movies.