GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director Responds to Controversy

 

Earlier this week, Guardians of the Galaxy director and screenwriter James Gunn was chided by the press and observers for comments in a 2011 blog post deemed sexist and homophobic. The director has apologized in a statement on both his official Facebook page and through GLAAD. His full comments are below:

"A couple of years ago I wrote a blog that was meant to be satirical and funny. In rereading it over the past day I don't think it's funny. The attempted humor in the blog does not represent my actual feelings. However, I can see where statements were poorly worded and offensive to many. I'm sorry and regret making them at all.

"People who are familiar with me as evidenced by my Facebook page and other mediums know that I'm an outspoken proponent for the rights of the gay and lesbian community, women and anyone who feels disenfranchised, and it kills me that some other outsider like myself, despite his or her gender or sexuality, might feel hurt or attacked by something I said. We're all in the same camp, and I want to do my best to make this world a better place for all of us. I'm learning all the time. I promise to be more careful with my words in the future. And I will do my best to be funnier as well. Much love to all

"- James Gunn"

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