UPDATED: While we are continuously denied more Mel Gibson-directed movies than we should be, probably because of Gibson having the wrong personal life views, others somehow get a pass. Pervert James Gunn has spoken about getting fired for receiving a video form a pedophile, then making disgusting comments about it… before getting re-hired and bailed out.
“It was conveyed to me by Kevin Feige [the Marvel Studios president]. I called Kevin the morning it was going on, and I said, ‘Is this a big deal?’ And he goes, ‘I don’t know.’ That was a moment. I was like, ‘You don’t know?’ I was surprised. Later he called me – he himself was in shock – and told me what the powers that be had decided. It was unbelievable. And for a day, it seemed like everything was gone. Everything was gone. I was going to have to sell my house. I was never going to be able to work again. That’s what it felt like.”
Gee fellas. ‘What’s the big deal’, when photos emerge of you at what Breitbart called a ‘pedophile-theme party’? Whilst making a movie for children?
Remember: Disney fired Gina Carano, for doing something that Pedro Pascal also did, without firing Pascal.
PREVIOUSLY: If you needed a grasp on what is wrong with the film industry, at least in the west, Marvel can reveal a lot. Not only are they pumping one vacuous CGI pile of mediocrity after the next, they seem to get away with it, with suspect IMDb ratings for example. Mind you, I’ll be reviewing the latest Avengers movie here soon, so if you want an honest appraisal of that movie, keep an eye out!
Worse though was the case of James Gunn. The director was fired because, according to Breitbart:
Huston Huddleston posted this video on my Facebook page with the note “I thought you’d appreciate this.” My response: “Appreciate it?!! I just came all over my own face!!”
Some of that was so creepy and disgusting, I didn’t know whether to even re-post the details here. But never mind, it’s just a joke! That’s what the army of 80,000 30-something neckbeards chanted in their online petition of 250,000, 170,000 of which were probably fake.
And now, Deadline reports that there’s a last-ditch, 11th-hour appeal from the folks at Marvel Studios for Disney to accept Gunn back. How fucked up is that? Isn’t Disney supposed to historically be a family-based institution?
Here’s the sad part. These days, you can’t make a sexist joke about adult women, the usual suspects will tirelessly try to get you fired under the guise of protecting female dignity. However, never mind adult women, if you’re a liberal like James Gunn who, better yet, directs comic book movies, then you can post grotesque shit about female minors and the same people will come out, cheering you on.
Suddenly, their conviction will disappear into the ether and their scowling, if there is any at all, will be reserved for the messengers.