Roseanne Barr 'Disgusted' By Support for James Gunn After His Guardians of the Galaxy Firing
Barr claims that Gunn has unfairly received the support that she was denied.
She wrote, “I’m disgusted to read all of the support for James Gunn’s pedophile jokes-as the same people supported blacklisting me for a joke they didn’t even understand.”
Last week, Disney booted Gunn, the director and writer, from the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies after conservative Twitter personalities found old tweets in which he joked about pedophilia.
Zoë Saldana, one of the stars of the films, 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.”
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In May, the reboot of Barr’s eponymous Roseanne was cancelled after Barr posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama. In the now-deleted tweet, Barr wrote, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
Many of Barr’s fellow cast members denounced her tweet. At the time, actress Sara Gilbert wrote that Barr’s remarks were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed with her actions to say the least.” Barr has tried to defend herself on a number of occasions.