Following Disney firing James Gunn last Friday after some offensive old Tweets of his were dug out, the internet has erupted with reactions. Everyone was waiting to see what his cast of Guardians of the Galaxy would say, and now all of them have made comments on the situation.
Dave Bautista was the first, quickly reacting to the news:
I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this..@JamesGunn is one of the most loving,caring,good natured people I have ever met. 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
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018
Following that Tweet, Bautista went on a Drax-like rampage on Twitter. You can check out his feed for all of it.
Then the remaining Guardians spoke up:
“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.”
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) July 22, 2018
It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie. 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.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) July 22, 2018
Love to every single member of my GOTG family.
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) July 23, 2018
James’ brother Sean also reacted with a Tweet thread. Click on his Tweet below to see the whole thing:
1. I hope it goes without saying that I love and support my brother James. And I'm quite proud of how kind, generous, and compassionate he is with the people in his life, whether they are friends, family, colleagues, fans, or strangers.
— Sean Gunn (@seangunn) July 21, 2018
There’s currently a petition for “Marvel” to re-hire James Gunn that’s closing in on 200,000 signatures. The issue is he wasn’t fired by Kevin Feige, he was fired by the head of the Walt Disney Studios; Alan Horn. So re-hiring him isn’t likely something Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios could do without convincing their bosses otherwise.