In a recent post, actor Sean Gunn, brother of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, has spoken out on his brother’s firing.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director was reportedly fired from Disney after a series of joke tweets the director made regarding rape and pedophilia years ago resurfaced. The Guardians director has since spoken out about the tweets and apologized for its content. Many have been adamant with their support of Gunn but brother Sean only just now posted a response to the situation today in a series of tweets.
First he expressed his support for his brother:
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.
He then talked a bit about his brother’s desire to be an artist:
2. Since he was a kid, it was clear he had a desire (maybe destiny) to be an artist, tell stories, find his voice through comics, films, his band. The struggle to find that voice was sometimes clunky, misguided, or downright stupid, and sometimes wonderful, moving, and hilarious.
He then talked about his devotion to the MCU and Guardians:
3. Since devoting his entire life to the Guardians movies and MCU six years ago, I’ve seen him channel that voice into his work on those movies and seen him transform from the guy who made up things to shock people.
Then he talked about how his brother soften his edge:
4. I saw firsthand as he went from worrying about “softening his edge” for a larger audience to realizing that his “edge” wasn’t as useful of a tool as he thought it was. That his gift for storytelling was something better.
He then began talking about how working on the Guardains films made his brother a better person:
5. I saw that he was more open-hearted than the guy who needed to get a rise out of people by making nasty or offensive jokes (or whatever you choose to call them–I don’t think his bluer material was ever his funniest and neither does Mom).
6. In many respects this change in my brother was reflected in the change that the Guardians go through. I’ve heard my brother say many times that when Quill rallies the team with “this is our chance to give a shit”–to care–that it’s the pep talk he himself needed to hear.
7. It’s part of what made working on the Guardians movies such a rewarding experience for the cast, myself included. We managed to find ourselves involved in a big-budget superhero movie that was, at its core, deeply personal. That’s a gift. And that’s why it’s good.
8. This isn’t new information, by the way. It’s all stuff that James has explained many times in interviews, in more detail and more eloquently. It’s not some new spin. It’s always been part of the story.
9. So I guess my hope is that fans continue to watch and appreciate the Guardians movies, not despite the fact that the filmmaker used to be kind of a jackass, but because of it. They are, after all, movies about discovering your best self.
10. Working on those movies made my brother a better person, and they made me one too. I’m proud of that. Peace.
You can see the start of the tweet thread below:
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
James Gunn was reportedly working on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 when the tweets resurfaced. Disney was swift in cutting it’s ties with the director, much to the shock of audiences and filmmakers around the world.
What do you all make of this? Is Sean Gunn right to stand by his brother? Is Disney going to far with it’s firings or was this action the correct course of action? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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