Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has followed-up on his promise to defend former Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who was fired by Disney Thursday for tweets made close to a decade earlier which were surfaced as part of a campaign to get him fired from Disney. Gunn was targeted because of his vocal, some would say incessant criticism of President Donald Trump.
"The Animal" tweeted Friday:
He then retweeted a statement of support from Selma Blair:
And an Instagram post from Sean Gunn's about his brother's personal growth since the tweets that got him fired, which were made before Gunn was hired by Disney to make Guardians of the Galaxy in 2012.
Then it was time to cut a promo against the people who campaigned for Gunn's firing, calling them "cybernazis."
Asked if he would consider boycotting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Bautista tweeted:
And when one person accused the 5-time World Champion of something in a now-deleted tweet, Bautista responded:
Bautista also responded to a question about Gunn's friendship with writer and director Huston Huddleston, who pled guilty to child pornography charges last month.
A decade-old tweet between Gunn and Huddleston was amongst those surfaced on social media as part of the organized campaign to get Gunn fired. Gunn apologized for the tweets, saying:
Meanwhile, a petition started Saturday asking Disney to rehire Gunn has garnered over 110,000 signatures as of the time of this writing. In addition to the tweet by Blair above, it has also been retweeted by director Joe Carnahan.
Neither Gunn nor Disney have commented on the firing since it happened on Thursday.