Saturday, December 1, 2012
Fanning the James Gunn Fire
So, the scariest thing about this James Gunn "controversy"?It's not that he made these remarks nearly 2 years ago , nor that a petition was started to remove him as director of Marvel's upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" because he made rude comments about fictional characters. It's not that was called a "homophobe" or a "Slut-shamer" over said comments. About fictional characters. Or even that he was forced to apologize for remarks he made nearly 2 years ago. Over fictional characters.The scariest thing about this James Gunn "controversy" is that the original blog post these remarks appeared on? Was deleted. And then dragged back out from a cached archive so someone could continue the witch hunt.Translation: the post no longer existed. But someone went out of their way to find a copy of it so they could continue the public lashings.And you wonder why I feel like, as a culture, we go out of our way to find reasons to get outraged.