‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Cast Members Are Coming To James Gunn’s Defense Following His Firing


Following Disney’s announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had been fired for “offensive attitudes and statements” on his Twitter, Michael Rooker has straight-up quit the social media platform. On Sunday, the actor, who played blue-skinned Yondu, tweeted, “Friends and fans… an important announcement from Michael Rooker: This account will be inactive after today. We’re very tired & upset over the ongoing BULLSHIT… neither I nor my rep will use Twitter again. Twitter sucks and I want nothing to do with it. Thank you to all who gave kind words & support. See you on Instagram.”

Rooker doesn’t specifically mention that Gunn getting canned is the reason he’s done with Twitter, but it’s fair to assume that’s the “ongoing BULLSHIT” he was referring to (either that, or he’s really mad about the “f*ck Batman” meme).


He’s not the only Guardians star to acknowledge Gunn’s firing.

Dave Bautista tweeted, “I will have more to say but for right now all I will say is this. @JamesGunn is one of the most loving, caring, good natured people I have ever met. He’s gentle and kind and cares deeply for people and animals. He’s made mistakes. We all have. Im NOT ok with what’s happening to him.”

Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, and Pom Klementieff chimed in, as well:

James’ brother, Sean, also penned a supportive note, writing, “So I guess my hope is that fans continue to watch and appreciate the Guardians movies, not despite the fact that the filmmaker used to be kind of a jackass, but because of it. They are, after all, movies about discovering your best self. Working on those movies made my brother a better person, and they made me one too. I’ll always be proud of that. Peace.”