James Gunn

A petition asking Disney/Marvel to rehire 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn has generated over 270,000 signatures.

Gunn was fired on July 20 after a Twitter activist uncovered disturbing tweets dating back to 2008. Some of the tweets were published by conservative blog, The Daily Caller.

Co-workers and fans of the director are calling for Disney to rehire him, despite his offensive tweets which included "jokes" about the Holocaust, pedophilia, overweight people and violence against women.

Over 271,000 people signed a petition asking Disney to rehire Gunn despite his troubling tweets.

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

The petition was signed by actress Selma Blair and other actors who sympathize with Gunn.

In tweets before and after his termination last week, Gunn apologized and blamed his dry sense of humor.

Gunn was working on 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' when he was fired. The 'Guardians' films have earned more than $1.6 billion, and attracted a fiercely loyal base of Marvel superhero fans.

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

  • Geezy

    Who are these people that signed this petition?????? Probably a bunch of incestuous pedophiles.

  • sunni_daze

    And neo nazi's

  • Cali

    Backlash from Pedophiles and PedoApologists, no surprise!

  • Nik

    It's a darn shame when we can no longer take for granted that people have sense. Irrational thinking is the new normal. How this fool can blame his sick behavior on dry humor is enough for even his mama to distance herself from him. I'm not buying it.

  • Ni Ni

    We are an eff'd up society, man. I say this again, just give me a little piece of land somewhere far, far away from everybody. A one bedroom shack is all i need.

  • Soda

    And skinny people.

  • Nik

    Yes! Just makes a person want to pack up and leave this Earth if it were possible.

  • Mo Mobetta

    There all pedophiles no doubt.. a bunch of NAMBLA members

  • hottlanta

    Imma do a pétition for Omarosa to get her job back.

  • Trace da Ace

    I think his firing should stay! Set an example that this type of behavior will not be tolerated...regardless of how much money said person brings in or whatever....damn shame the world we live in....THIS IS AMERICA.....smdh

  • Coy little wink

    Selma Blair mad skinny ?

  • MJF

    The backlash is from the pedophiles which equals "Hollywood."

  • Rayne

    I sholl damn wish I could at times.

  • •…B??MA …•

    What ever happened to her? She got to feeling her britches and then she got that nigga wake up call! Lmaoooo

  • •…B??MA …•

    I’ve had that thought many times

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    More proof that money doesn't equal intelligence. He must have run out of people to listen to his foolishness face to face, so he posted his nonsense online.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Seeeeeeeeeeee!! I told y'all, white folks stick together NO MATTER WHAT the person of their race is accused of. They fake like they're all upset about the person's behavior but truth is, all they see is one of their own being attacked, so they unite, to make sure the person doesn't fall. He's got almost 300 thousands signatures from people, who don't care what he said or did. And watch him get his job back or he might just be promoted.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    ABC/Disney also fired Roseanne. I wonder if there's a MORALS clause, or something in their contracts about being on social media?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He defended ABC for firing Roseanne. But now that the stiletto is on the other foot...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5fd1692566ca21c06011ba393a58c1a0095a26fbab85b8be304ffb30d9070e5f.jpg

  • pure_rachet

    No matter what feelings I have, Im sure not posting them on social media. He's an idiot and should not be rehired.

  • Yui

    From the guy who started 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.”

    Now, why is it Disney’s fault for firing this nut? Dude was the one being disgusting and the mistake’s all his. I swear people can never be held accountable for nothing. Best believe a year from now the wonderful public is gonna forget who this man is and will continue to give Disney their dollars coz they want entertainment.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I wonder if Disney knows, that everyone acting on their shows causes mental anguish, drug abuse...etc.!!!

  • hottlanta

    She went 2 africa. They always go back 2 africa when they get their nword wakeup call.

  • hottlanta

    Helloooooo. How u doing

  • hottlanta

    So that is why she is pissed

  • Prettybrowneyes

    And Selma Blair went hard against Weinstein harassing her. Adults are a crime, kids are ok....sick POS!

  • Vonn

    Rosanne's unfunny arse is livid because people are sympathizing with him & she got fired. ??

  • dru and neil

    She is a dusty piece of sh*t for supporting him, yet had a problem with Harvey Weinstein’s perversion. I guess it’s true about Hollywood protecting child sexual predators.

  • Vonn

    Lol. I came in here to say that. She is salt -tee. ?

  • dru and neil

    Apparently. People get fired up over race but not child sexual abuse? They want him back on the job? How gross.

  • pure_rachet

    Hey Hot, I'm trying to survive. I'm baking azz out here!

  • Logan Roberts

    So over 271,000 past, present & future pedophiles signed this petition??? Gross. And Selma Blair always been trash, so no shock there.

  • •…B??MA …•

    Lawd. She did a Houdini lol

  • FOR COMMENT

    pedoness of any kind will be normal and legal in the next 20 years. sick world. #hellbound

  • hottlanta

    She was talking bout folks were hating because she was close to Dump. April called her azz out when he said she was selling cellphones before the job and her office was across the street not in the White House the way she told it to her friends. She had to share her office on the floor with other employees. She was one of those black people that would tell you I am not African American I am from Kentucky. I bet she got all kinds of kente cloth over there now and Wakanda the movie is not playing anymore.

  • •…B??MA …•

    Ctfu she was salty af

  • Stan4NoOne

    His comments were from 10 years ago. And they were for comedic purposes... Hardly the same situation as Roseanne.

  • the guest

    The Handmaids Tale can become real.

    This world doesn’t care about women and children.

    Period.

  • kennedy220

    plenty of blacks on that list too....but obviously Rosanne is not on that list of whites sticking together...lol..I don't blame her for being mad though

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Just sad and sadistic. Sh*t let me cancel Netflix, Hulu, Showtime free trial and go to my bookshelf, nothing right in Hollyweird

  • hottlanta

    Next time Rosanne needs to make jokes about Ann Frank or the Holocaust and leave our beautiful, smart, bas azz black women alone.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Oh Rosanne is fine. Plenty of her own folks still support her. They may not come out in public to support her but you best believe they're support her behind closed doors.

    And the blacks that's on that list are usually blacks who are willing to turn on their own. I've dealt with those kind of blacks more than once in the workplace and they are the absolute worse.

  • TheKingOfIsrael

    America won't be around in 20 years.

  • hottlanta

    I was thinking about you the other day. Went running tonight and I was loving the view with all of those brothas out there. I said thank you Jesus. Hot or not gonna stay at it because fat doesn't take a holiday. You find a job yet? We still have you prayed up. BigHots is doing fine. She had a procedure done and doing great. Pray that her checkup go okay.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    When is pedophilia ever funny?

  • KcoolMuziq

    The two latest confessors will not be prosecuted.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Its too much going on.

  • chris

    So we supposed to take #metoo serious when these actors and actresses supporting this creep??

    #freebill
    #freeharvey (made kalif Browder story)

  • chris

    All them actors and actresses from guardians speaking out need to be cancelled. #2 was weird af anyway with all their penis jokes and alien prostitutes

  • davine puddin

    When i was younger and read 1984 the future scared the crap out of me. When i took various college level history classes as an older adult feel that happening here. And now the handmaids tale scare the crap out of me.

  • pure_rachet

    Yes, pray she is ok! Still have not found a job. Today I have to go to an unemployment appeal with my former boss because he lied on me and denied unemployment. I've gone on several interviews and am registered with temp companies but haven't gotten anything. My fat did take a holiday. I lost 20 lbs since I lost my job and my dermatitis has flared up so badly :(

  • kre

    Saying you get turned on by touching little boys isn't a joke. He's a pervert and I don't understand why people are ok with that. I'm sick what is going on with society.

  • kre

    I don't care if it happened 20 years ago what he said was suspect and I feel he should be investigated. Whar he wrote leads me to believe he's a child molester.

  • kre

    Not only an idiot, a child molester!!

  • TheOwley

    Tired of Galaxies movie. Move on. This guy has fantasies of pedophilia, hurting women, maybe murder, maybe worse. He is a typical Hollywood sicko. They haven't learned anything from the repulsiveness that is Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. This is what's happening in our world today where people have become so desensitized, that these topics don't bother many anymore.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    MISTAKE MY BEHIND!
    THERE WILL ALWAYS BE EVIL & STUPID PEOPLE TO STAND UP FOR OTHER EVIL & STUPID PEOPLE.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Far away from here, far away from here...…….

  • hottlanta

    Gryl gonna pray for you right now.
    Dear God,
    I know who you are because you have shown yourself to me a hundreds time over. She needs you now for she is drowning and she needs you to bring her back to the surface. Man rejections is your protection so we need for you to open up the door for her right now and remove all of these barriers. Today and everyday we call the devil a lie and let him know she is the wrong person to mess with. So God touch her, hug her but most of all show yourself to her and show out and show all of them I am the man. In your name.
    Amen

  • pure_rachet

    Aww so sweet of you!! It was a mess at the appeal today. Former boss was furious and kept lying under oath. I’ll find out the outcome in 2 weeks or so. Thanks for your prayers.

  • hottlanta

    Moaning lady u gonna b ok. I know right now your soul n spirit is tired but u gonna get thru this. Luv ya lady.