Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Roseanne Barr 'Disgusted' by Fired Disney Director Gunn's Support

James Gunn Starsky and Hutch Disney Faces a Backlash From Its Stars for Firing 'Guardians' Director - Article
Freda Brock | 27 July, 2018, 14:31

He was sacked after Disney television network ABC axed Roseanne Barr from the sitcom Roseanne for a racist tweet about former White House aide Valerie Jarrett.

Last Friday, Disney revealed in a statement that Gunn was sacked over some really old tweets he put up that were meant to joke about sensitive issues like AIDS and pedophilia.

Naturally enough, Barr isn't receiving a huge amount of support for her point of view, with most people pointing to the fact that Gunn made his jokes over a decade ago and the jokes were in poor taste whereas her so-called joke was made two months ago and was a racial slur from one person to another.

Meanwhile, Gunn isn't the only one whose old tweets have been picked through lately.

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Karen Gillan sent her love to "every single member of my GOTG family", in a simple tweet, while Rooker tweeted Sunday that he will no longer be using the social media platform due to these constant issues.

Most members of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast were slow to respond to the news that Gunn was sacked, but eventually their statements trickled in through Twitter.

Stars of the Marvel franchise, including Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, have spoken out in support of James, who has also apologised for the messages posted between 2008 and 2009. Roseanne Barr has said she was targeted because of her vocal support for President Trump in an industry that largely opposes him.

In a video posted to the star's YouTube channel, she said: "This was my statement from the very beginning and it will continue to be forever, because it is the truth: When ABC called and asked me to explain my 'egregious and unforgivable tweet, ' I told them, 'I thought Valerie Jarrett was white'". Barr later argued that she did not know that Jarret was black. "I don't blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today". We're very exhausted and upset over the ongoing BULLS**T, neither I nor my rep will use Twitter again. My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to get a reaction are over ...

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