In case you haven't been on Twitter lately, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn was fired after tweets surfaced from several years ago. Gunn, who has an admittedly dark sense of humor, tweeted several jokes about masturbation, rape, pedophilia, and molestation a decade ago which resurfaced following a Twitter fallout between liberal filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass and conservative commentator and Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.
In a nutshell, Duplass praised Ben Shapiro and suggested that liberals who are curious about hearing what the other side of the aisle has to say should follow Shapiro on Twitter. Liberals didn't like that.
Those who despise Shapiro rushed to dig up old tweets and blunders from Shapiro's past to prove he's a "racist, a "misogynist," and a "xenophobe" (despite having received a number of anti-semitic tweets during the 2016 election) in order to undermine Duplass's suggestion.
Gunn was among those people.
In turn, Shapiro's followers and conservatives on Twitter revived Gunn's old tweets for his attack on Shapiro which consisted of abhorrent jokes to which Gunn had already apologized for after self-reflecting. Gunn was fired after the tweets resurfaced despite the apology.
The question now is: Was his apology enough and should people be penalized for their past despite exhibiting sincere remorse?
@SoulSurge100 A few "bad jokes"? James gunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy https://t.co/YAhA3gJPmU— Carra (@Carra) 1532135347.0
Maybe you disagree with Mark Duplass, which is completely fair (personally I think even Ben Shapiro's mother should… https://t.co/17jbsRwYqG— James Gunn (@James Gunn) 1531954203.0
Mark Duplass tweeting how you should follow an asshole because he thinks it's the kind thing to do simply can't be… https://t.co/2w8Z9qGD3Z— James Gunn (@James Gunn) 1531954700.0
I’ve made many mistakes both on film & off, @benshapiro. As for the asshole thing, I really don’t know who you are… https://t.co/ZhYOFUXL3g— James Gunn (@James Gunn) 1531957128.0
Doc and Kris make sense of it all in the clip above.