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The New York Post: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn fired after offensive tweets resurface

Walt Disney Studios has cut ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn after a series of his old tweets re-surfaced this week.

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday.

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Disney DIS, -0.58% owns Marvel, the producers of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” flicks.

In one of his many now-deleted tweets, written between 2008 to 2011, Gunn said: “I’m doing a big Hollywood film adaptation of The Giving Tree with a happy ending – the tree grows back and gives the kid a b—job.

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