Following James Gunn having been fired by Disney from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after tweets from ten years ago that resurfaced “joking” about pedophilia and rape, Joe Rogan took to his podcast to offer his thoughts on the controversy.
“He has some really questionable tweets that were jokes,” Joe Rogan said a month ago. “They were jokes. He wrote some jokey-joke things, but it’s about pedophilia, like a lot of them.”
Joe Rogan, who happens to be a stand-up comedian and commentates for the UFC, found the tweets by James Gunn to be in bad taste.
“They’re f-cking terrible,” Rogan said. “The problem is, they’re not funny, and they are jokes, and they are really gross.”
While the tweets made by James Gunn were indeed nasty, Joe Rogan continues with mention that he doesn’t think Gunn should have been fired.
“But should he be fired for that? No. He’s just a sh-tty joke teller,” Joe Rogan said. “If you find out he’s actually a pedophile, that’s one thing, but it’s Disney, and it’s today’s climate.”
You can watch more from Joe Rogan in the following video where he brings up the point that people are being targeted by “activists,” but he says hopefully some good will come out of all of it.
The latest news regarding James Gunn is that it has been reported he recently had a sit down meeting with Disney, but it didn’t change things. It’s said Disney is sticking by their decision to fire him from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and also that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige supports Disney in the matter.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was supposed to start filming next February, but it has been reported Disney may delay the start of production if they have to, which may also see the new director tweak the script that Gunn recently handed in to Marvel.
Regarding the offensive tweets that caused his dismissal from Guardians of the Galaxy 3, James Gunn offered the following apology:
“My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.”
“Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.”