Is there a half-life for class and tact? Did we suddenly become a culture of forgiveness after one too many of our idols was outed as perverse and uncouth?
Louis CK, despite the admittance of his sexually denigrating and manipulative professional behavior, returned to the stage months ago. Despite the certainty of his depravity, his resurgence fell to mixed reviews, with some fanfare but a great deal of trepidation on the part of the American public. Angst was not absent either, albeit in sharp and short doses.
Now, in the case of director James Gunn, Disney seems to believe that the Hollywood heathen who once mocked the sexual abuse of children is ready to get back behind the camera to direct another installment of the Guardians of The Galaxy comic book adaptations.
After a series of meetings with Walt Disney Pictures honcho Alan Horn, fired director James Gunn will return to the Marvel fold.
Gunn has been re-hired to direct the third installment in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, the Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana series about misfits who protect outer-space, an individual familiar with the project told Variety.
Why is this so concerning?
Gunn was fired last July following the resurfacing of offensive tweets that made light of child sex abuse. The director apologized for the sentiments, which were bubbled up by conservative talking head Mike Cernovich, but was swiftly chopped by family-friendly Disney over the graphic and immature nature of his comments.
Disney had never replaced the offensive director, leading some to question whether or not Gunn was ever truly off the table, despite his horrific tweets.