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Bill Collins
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 12:46am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Peter Martin wrote `Everytime I entered the states,
there was that green questionnaire about 'have you ever
been a Nazi?'

Isn`t there also a question along the lines of `Have
ever been or are involved in terrorist activities?`

I often wonder if they expect honest answers from people
who could answer yes?
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Conrad Teves
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I have no insight to Disney's thought process here, but from where I sit, there's a certain "no tears in the KGB" quality to this. Someone tries to use Gunn's popularity as a hostage and make a Thing out of the tweets thereby tarnishing Disney's brand. He probably expected Disney to defend him (FFS he already apologized!) which would help stir things up, but instead they took him out themselves with nary a word, as if to say "Okay, now whatcha got?"
A controversy of any length certainly could have damaged Disney's brand, and the quickest way to smother it was by firing Gunn.  Kind of cold-blooded, but it costs them almost nothing.
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John Popa
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Roman Polanski is still employed!
Many `comedians` have successful careers based on 
similarly inappropriate material, they aren`t employed 
by Disney though.

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It's twenty years ago but Disney did go ahead and hire CONVICTED pedophile Victor Salva to direct "Powder" for them.  
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Michael Roberts
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It's twenty years ago but Disney did go ahead and hire CONVICTED pedophile Victor Salva to direct "Powder" for them.  

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And they took a lot of crap for it in a pre-social media age. The uproar would be deafening nowadays.
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Posted: 23 July 2018 at 11:00am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Sean Gunn's eloquant reaction to his brother's firing:  Link 
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Charles Valderrama
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When a society holds their filmmakers to higher standards than their President, you know something's fucked up.

Consequences.... sure, whatever.

-C!


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Steve De Young
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I've said it a bunch of times before.  But people need to learn that nothing on the internet is anonymous, and anything and everything that ever goes on to the internet will be available to anyone who wants it for all of time.  Caveat postor.
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The man has grown past his mistakes from 10 years ago. The Guardian films are about accepting those who are willing to change to help others, and Disney has completely gone against that message with this move. Really disappointed. 

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Thomas Woods
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"I like when it when little boys touch me in my silly
place. Shhh!"

How is that a joke or a mistake?

If a comedian says, "I like to rape women." and the joke
is over, is that something the audience is supposed to
laugh at?
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Thomas Woods
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When Conan O'Brian took his producer to Italy and joked
that he was raped down in the basement, I actually
laughed at that.

When he jokingly flirts with grown women on his show
like a pervert, I laugh at that.

But if he did either of those jokes with children, it
crosses a line, and is just revealing a sick mind.
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Michael Roberts
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So when Disney acquires Fox, would you demand that they fire Seth MacFarlane over the Herbert character on FAMILY GUY?
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Michael Sommerville
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It is interesting how there is a double standard. One or two inappropriate "jokes" or comments are shocking but in context possibly forgivable. Gunn had multiple threads about child molestation and rape. I have seen and heard comments that it is no worse than the Trump "grab them by the pu**y" recording. In my view both men were thinking they were being funny and provocative and neither acted on the crude comments. Years old information was brought forth to embarrass and derail both men by people that had dislike for them. Both men are responsible for their actions not those that brought them to the attention of the greater public.

Both the left and right forgive their own and vilify the other side when they put out stupid, insensitive, moronic jokes or comments. Condemn bad behavior and do not excuse it with a "but". 

In my opinion Gunn did not need to be fired by Disney nor did Roseanne. In today's age of outrage Disney had few options.

I will admit child rape, molestation and anal rape of sleeping women disturbs me a bit more than "grab them by the pu**y". 
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