Celebrities defend 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn after sudden firing

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" fans, lovers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Hollywood actors have urged Disney's Marvel to rehire James Gunn, who was sacked as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" after some of his old offensive tweets on pedophilia and rape resurfaced.

Days after director James Gunn was let go from filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3, some of the franchise's stars are seemingly speaking out. They're disgusting, but they were clearly intended as gags. He has also changed his Twitter image to a pictue with James Gunn, and updated his bio to reflect his departure.

Sean Gunn, Gunn's actor brother, also tweeted in support of him, but so far the likes of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige are yet to speak out. 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.

Since his firing, Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians movies, has come to his defence.

Her co-star Pratt posted a message not long after, and while he didn't directly reference Gunn, the devoted Christian appeared to allude to the incident with a Bible verse from the Book of James. Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland and filmmaker Fede Alvarez also wrote that the director deserves better.

At the time of writing, over 230,000 people have signed the Charge.org petition titled "Rehire James Gunn".

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After he was sacked, Gunn issued a statement apologizing for his controversial tweets.

"I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my [Guardians of the Galaxy] family". @JamesGunn is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met.

But because we now live in a world where we're forced to take Twitter seriously, since no one less than the president of the United States uses it as his own personal bullhorn, common-variety bad decision-making can't be so easily dismissed as it used to be. "Im NOT ok with what's happening to him", he tweeted on Friday. "I'm pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of [turn]".

Bautista later wrote, "What will you do when the #cybernazis attack you?" Unless we start to unite together against this crap, whether people are offended are not!

"As I have discussed publicly many times, as I've developed as a person, so has my work and my humor".

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