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Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana break their silence on director James Gunn's firing

Disney fired the director last week.

LAST WEEK, GUARDIANS of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired over a series of controversial tweets he posted a decade ago.

Film-Guardians of the Galaxy Source: Jordan Strauss

On Thursday evening, Gunn proactively apologized for some “shocking jokes” that his “past self” made in a new Twitter thread:

Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.
It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger.  My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”

With Dave Bautista already throwing his support behind him, Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt have also commented on the situation – albeit cryptically.

Saldana tweeted:

It’s been a challenging weekend I’m not gonna lie. I’m pausing myself to take everything in before I speak out of term. I just want everyone to know I love ALL members of my GOTG family. Always will.”

Appearing at San Diego Comic Con to promote the upcoming sequel to The Lego Movie, Pratt side-stepped questions on the topic.

However, he later tweeted a particularly choice Bible verse:

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters. Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. JAMES 1:19.”

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