James Gunn Says He’s Sorry About That Sexist Homophobic Blog Post He Wrote

By November 30, 2012

Director James Gunn, who was hired by Disney to write and direct Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has really pissed a lot of people off with an online article about having sex with superheros.

The blog post written on Feb. 17, 2011, was titled “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With: 2nd Annual Poll Results” was posted on jamesgunn.com, but has since been removed though you can still find it on Google Cache. There was an earlier post simply titled “The 15 Superheroes I Most Want to Have Sex With,” and though that has been removed as well, there’s also a version of this one as well available on Google Cache.

Gunn uses homophobic language and slurs in the post, and it gets pretty raunchy and graphic. Here’s a sample.

Now there’s a petition going around to have him removed from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Disney has not responded publicly to the controversy but Gunn released an apology.

I think people should be allowed to say whatever they want on their blogs, but you also have to be able to handle other people expressing their opinions about the things you say. I can see the humor he was going for, but agree that it was poorly worded and offensive to some. He’s a grown up, he had to know that kind of language would offend people. It seems to me that he’s purposely being offensive and vulgar as part of his humor. I personally don’t think it’s as big of a deal people are making it out to be. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens with this whole situation.

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