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Michael Roberts
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To many people like me, the tweets are pretty shocking  and unhinged. 

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Then you’ve lived a sheltered life. You can go to the chat room of any popular video game chat and see comments like these. Mostly from teenagers trying to edgy and shocking. What’s “shocking and unhinged” was that he was a 40-something resorting to shitty teenager humor. 
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Then you’ve lived a sheltered life. You can go to the
chat room of any popular video game chat and see
comments like these. Mostly from teenagers trying to
edgy and shocking. What’s “shocking and unhinged” was
that he was a 40-something resorting to shitty
teenager humor.

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Chat room or forum (chat rooms go away)? How many
were anonymous? I have heard some pretty bad things in
voice chat while grouped with a bunch of people on
Elder Scrolls Online, but nothing this bad, and it is
not a sticky post with their name on it. Forums,
youtube comments, and similar things are full of
people with fake names, as soon as you slap their real
name on their comments, I bet you 90% of them would
not talk the same as they were before.

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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 25 July 2018 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

In-game chat. It’s a cesspool. Not to mention the 12-year-olds who think it’s funny to drop the n-word or a “Heil Hitler” over voice chat.
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Posted: 26 July 2018 at 6:41am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Andrew, Gunn like Rosanne only apologized for these remarks just before he was fired by Disney or just after.

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Correction:  He apologized AGAIN after his deleted posts were revealed.  He had already apologized years ago for them and he then deleted them.  
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Laren Farmer
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Posted: 26 July 2018 at 7:16am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I thought the apology years ago was for a blog post he did about the sexiest super heroes. 

It's amazing about how many articles I read on this topic...which all feature the same quotes from Gunn and other notables...and yet can give vastly different impressions of what was and wasn't said or wrote. 
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Thomas Woods
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I thought the apology years ago was for a blog post he
did about the sexiest super heroes.

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That is the only apology I have seen years ago.
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Michael Sommerville
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Posted: 27 July 2018 at 11:31pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Kevin, if you look you will see he did not apologize before for these tweets and comments until now. Many articles have printed corrections about him apologizing years ago, clarifying it was for other comments
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So, word is that WB is actively pursuing Gunn once he's fully free of Disney, potentially to help salvage the DC movies.

Can you imagine a Gunn Justice League International movie?
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Bad taste in humor wasn't a crime... until now.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 09 August 2018 at 5:45pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Fabrice - Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from repercussions
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Benny Hasa
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Posted: 09 August 2018 at 5:53pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Sounds like Marvel is trying really hard to convince Disney to rehire James Gunn. Hope it happens!
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Steve De Young
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Mike Cernovich, who is the one who sent the offending tweets to Disney to get Gunn fired, did the same thing a while back to Sam Seder with MSNBC.  The pathetic thing is, Cernovich continually tweets pro-rape, racist, and misogynist garbage himself.

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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 11 August 2018 at 6:09am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Theme Party, "To catch a predator"

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Brian Hague
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That's funny. None of those people in that picture look underage. Hm.

But hey, good deflection from the mention of Cernovich. Good to know you've got Pizzagate's back.


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Steve De Young
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Posted: 11 August 2018 at 11:35am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Yeah, not only is James Gunn not an actual pedophile, believe it or not, he's not really a Roman Catholic priest.
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Posted: 11 August 2018 at 8:44pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

A lot of that stuff is from back when Gunn was working for Troma Studios, who are well known for their lack of taste when it comes to self promotion.
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The rumor is that Marvel Studios wants Disney to bring Gunn back to Guardians. The pictures above are obviously satirical. But these couldn't help Marvel's cause.  
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He won't be back.
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Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ 

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Robin Taylor
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Ron Howard's GoG3 should be great.

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This may well kill the franchise, if Dave Batista and some of the other cast members follow through on asking out of their contracts.  Plus potential fan backlash at whoever gets brought in to replace him.  And I'm willing to bet WB will get him on something soon.
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Posted: 16 August 2018 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

GotG is dead to me.
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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 16 August 2018 at 12:23pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I think I am done watching any Marvel movies or any
movies with the actors that signed that letter.

Probably going downhill from here anyway with a lot of
the major actors leaving after the next Avengers.

The exception will be Ant-Man, which I felt was very
well done.

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Robin Taylor
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Posted: 16 August 2018 at 12:40pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I for one am excited for Phase 3 of Marvel despite the uncertain future of Guardians. Gunn's next project should be interesting.
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Also, the To Catch A Predator theme seems prescient given the charges against 300 catholic priests in Pennsylvania.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-ab use-pennsylvania.html

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