“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has made headlines this week after numerous offensive tweets were uncovered on his Twitter page, with topics including rape and pedophilia. The tweets that have resurfaced from Gunn’s account give a glimpse into the mind of this demented and deranged filmmaker. Gunn has made a feeble attempt to explain his tweets away as jokes, but his tweets are anything but funny.
Gunn wrote and directed Disney films “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and is credited as an executive producer on “Avengers: Infinity War”, and also written “Scooby-Doo”, “The Belko Experiment”, “Movie 43” and “Dawn of the Dead”.
James Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and Gunn, along with others from Hollywood, have used their platforms to express their loathing for the president. In the past, Gunn has accused President Trump of being “an operative for a foreign national”, blamed Republicans for any future Russian election meddling that may occur, and has criticized the president’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Journalist Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich), along with several “internet detectives” on 4Chan and 8Chan have been digging up old tweets authored by James Gunn that show a disturbing pattern of published thoughts and desires that no one in their right mind would find funny, or categorize as a joke. Tweets that discuss children in extremely detailed sexual acts, as well as sick “jokes” about people with AIDS were uncovered.
When Gunn heard that his past tweets were being dug up, he feverishly tried to delete them, even slipping up once and tweeting out his search criteria while in the process of deleting them:
Gunn not only expressed his sick thoughts about sexual acts with children via tweeting, but also through his personal blog, which up until just an hour or so ago was still up and running. In one entry from March 2009, Gunn describes an incident where a monkey ejaculated all over a child and explained the story of the monkey and child making him “extremely happy.” The following images were taken from his blog, which has now been deleted.
The following are from James Gunn’s Twitter account, and go back several years.
*WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT*
Other tweets that have been deleted include jokes about the holocaust, people who have AIDS and one from December 2008 even mentions John Cabrera killing someone in Mexico:
Gunn, in a series of tweets published late last night claimed he was only a “provocateur” and that he has simply made “jokes that were outrageous and taboo” when he was younger–addressing the situation without formally apologizing, claiming to have already done so in the past.
Gunn defended liberal actor Mark Duplass earlier in the week, who had come under fire for encouraging his fans to follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter. Gunn mocked Shapiro in the process, and sparked the digging into the director’s past.
Gunn points out that he meant every word when he said he was sorry for his offensive tweets, “I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies,” Gunn wrote. “For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out.”
Other interesting Tweets from Gunn include one from Lloyd Kaufman from March 2010 and Craig Amabello from 2011 that were dug up, but have since been deleted by Gunn:
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