Inilabas ng cast ng Marvel film na Guardians of the Galaxy ang kanilang open letter para ma-rehire ang kanilang director na si James Gunn na tsinugi ng kanilang producers dahil sa mga joke tweets nito about pedophilia and rape.
Ang naturang letter ay pirmado ng buong cast na pinangungunahan ni Chris Pratt, Zoe Zaldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel at ang kapatid ni Gunn na si Sean Gunn.
Heto ang nilalaman ng naturang open letter na may caption ni Chris Pratt:
“Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement—signed by our entire cast.
“We fully support James Gunn. We were all shocked by his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these ten days to respond in order to think, pray, listen and discuss. In that time, we’ve been encouraged by the outpouring of support from fans and members of the media who wish to see James reinstated as director of Volume 3, as well as discouraged by those so easily duped into believing the many outlandish conspiracy theories surrounding him. We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2.”
Tinanggap na raw nila ang apology from Gunn at ramdam nilang nagsisi ito sa kanyang mga pagkakamali noon.
“We believe is from the heart, a heart we all know, trust and love. In casting each of us to help him tell the story of misfits who find redemption, he changed our lives forever. We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than now. Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His story isn’t over—not by a long shot.”
Umaasa sila na ma-reverse ang decision ng Marvel Studios at Walt Disney Studios at tanggapin nila ulit si Gunn bilang director.
Ang petition to reinstate James Gunn has garnered 339,000 signatures toward a goal of 500,000. ()