James Gunn: Dave Bautista defends Guardians of the Galaxy director

Dave Bautista Image copyright Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Bautista is understood for his movie roles in Spectre and Blade Runner, and for his time as a WWE wrestler

Guardians of the Galaxy big name Dave Bautista has defended James Gunn after the film’s director was once fired over offensive tweets.

Gunn apologised after antique tweets wherein he gave the impression to joke approximately paedophilia and rape had been unearthed and extensively shared on-line.

He used to be got rid of by means of Disney on Friday as director of the franchise’s third instalment, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Bautista, who portrays Drax the Destroyer within the movies, has taken to social media to mention he is “no longer k” with the decision to sack Gunn.

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i will be able to have extra to say but for at this time all i will say is this..@JamesGunn is one in every of the most loving,caring,excellent natured people i have ever met. He ’s gentle and type and cares deeply for individuals and animals. He ’s made mistakes. we all have. Im NOW NOT comfortable with what ’s happening to him

— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 21, 2018


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Bautista’s post has proved to be divisive on social media, with a few people applauding the actor for his stance, while others have been more very important.

On Reddit, Bautista was labelled “a in truth excellent man” in a popular post praising him for being “keen to stay his neck out and protect Gunn”.

Others referred to as the assault “a politically stimulated take-down” where “you can lose so much for being essential of the president” – referencing Gunn’s accusation that the u.s. chief devoted “treason”.

But others disagreed.

One Twitter user requested why Gunn did not delete the tweets if he now not agreed with them, while another said that his feedback were not “funny or appropriate in any circumstances”.

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he made “jokes” approximately raping kids and girls, this is not humorous or acceptable in any instances. Other People die because of things like this

— paula (@jaureguistooth) July 21, 2018


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Bautista is not the only Hollywood actor to have spoken out in defence of Gunn.

David Dastmalchian, who performs Kurt in the Marvel Ant-Man motion pictures, prior to now worked with Gunn on his 2016 horror-thriller The Belko Experiment.

Though he did not immediately address the debate, he published a picture of himself with Gunn on Instagram and called the director “one in every of probably the most superb other folks I Have ever identified”.

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i ’ve been announcing this FOR YEARS! @jamesgunn is considered one of probably the most wonderful people i ’ve ever recognized – each professionally & in my view. there are such a lot of people in our lives that we would by no means have identified without the implausible magnet of skill & goodness that may be james (& his awesome spouse in life, @jenniferlholland). thanks for making us a component of your family, buddy.

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Instagram post by dastmalchian: i ’ve been saying this FOR YEARS! @jamesgunn is one of the most amazing people i ’ve ever known - both professionally & personally. there are so many people in our lives that we would never have known without the incredible magnet of talent & goodness that is james (& his awesome partner in life, @jenniferlholland). thanks for making us a part of your family, buddy. Image Copyright dastmalchian dastmalchian


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