Less than a week after Disney Studios severed business ties with Hollywood director James Gunn over his controversial tweets, ‘Legally Blonde’ actress Selma Blair has initiated a petition urging Disney to rehire Gunn.
The 46-year-old extended support to Gunn on Twitter, hailing the latter to be “one of the good ones.”
“Marvel: RE-HIRE JAMES GUNN – Sign the Petition! https://chn.ge/2JIuUrB via @Change. Because if people are punished despite changing, then what does that teach people about owning mistakes and evolving? This man is one of the good ones,” she tweeted.
Gunn exited as the director of the upcoming film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3′, after he drew flak for tweeting jokes on controversial topics like paedophilia and rape.
“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,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, as saying in a statement.
Gunn has been an outspoken critic of United States President Donald Trump.