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‘We Are Groot!’ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & The Rest Of The Guardians Of The Galaxy Respond To James Gunn’s Firing!

In case you haven’t heard by now, Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn has been fired from making the final film in the Marvel trilogy.

Long story short, he used to make absolutely DISGUSTING jokes on Twitter, stuff about NAMBLA and rape and whatnot.

This was years before he was hired to make films for Disney, and they were never a secret. (He also has some pretty hardcore scenes in his earlier films like Super and the infamous Troma cult classic Tromeo & Juliet.)

He has been vocal in the past about not being that guy anymore and no longer thinking those jokes were funny.

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But a few days ago the vocal Donald Trump hater crossed the wrong conservative (one of the guys who pushed Pizzagate, we shit you not), who went on a deep dive to find archived pics of some of these old tweets.

Disney was quick to fire Gunn, who responded by saying he understood their decision and took responsibility for the earlier behavior even if that wasn’t who he still is.

But not everyone is being as accepting. Over the weekend his GOTG family have all tweeted messages of support, though almost all in subtweet form.

See what Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and more wrote (below):

Are they under contract not to comment directly or something? Hmm…

If so James’ brother, Sean Gunn, who plays Kraglin the Ravager and also Rocket during filming (Bradley Cooper adds his voice later), may have stepped outside the rules by tweeting a much longer, more straightforward defense:

He’s right. Rocket’s entire story is about being a huge jerk who says awful things and is angry at the world — who has to be shown what it means to be part of a family.

And sadly as things stand we won’t get to see the final chapter of that story.

Well, unless Selma Blair has her way.

The Hellboy star is one of many who have shared a petition asking Disney to rehire the director:

So far the petition has gotten over 200,000 signatures in two days.

Though we know Disney rarely blinks at petitions — Lord knows they aren’t going to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi for pissed off fanboys — this one does have the advantage of being on the right side of things.

Because if people aren’t allowed to grow and change then what’s the point? Look, as much as we all love Captain America, most of us aren’t the infallible Steve Rogers. Most of us have screwed up before and needed life to give us a good kick in the ass before growing up.

And we think James was showing people just such a journey of enlightenment and love in the Guardians films and should be allowed to finish the trip.

What do YOU think??

[Image via Marvel/Brian To/WENN.]

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