‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor Uses Trump to Insult Disney
Dave Bautista attacked his employer once again for firing director James Gunn — and took the president with him to make his point
Actor Dave Bautista is not happy with Disney over the company’s decision to fire “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn over past jokes he made about pedophilia.
In previous tweets, Bautista said that working for Disney was “pretty nauseating” after it fired Gunn.
Gunn — a vocal anti-Trumper — previously directed Bautista in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” He was set to return to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” but it appears his cast will be returning without him — though the core ensemble all signed an official statement disagreeing with the Disney decision.
In his latest tweet about the matter, Bautista sarcastically used President Donald Trump’s famous catchphrase — “Make America great again!” — to insult Disney.
“Thanks @Disney !! Making America great again!” he wrote in a tweet that shared a Screen Rant story criticizing Disney for getting rid of Gunn.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 17, 2018
It’s tough to tell what Bautista’s tweet is supposed to mean — or why Trump has anything to do with Disney’s decision — but it’s clear the actor is a disgruntled employee who is not quieting down anytime soon.
Disney made the decision to drop Gunn after past tweets of the director’s about pedophilia went viral. Some people believed there was a chance the company might change its mind and rehire Gunn, but that course correction would cause a lot of problems.
In addition to owning Marvel — which produces the “Guardians” films — Disney also owns ABC, the network that fired Roseanne Barr for a tweet of hers that was deemed racist. Despite her extensive apologies and attempts to make amends, the company held firm on its decision to fire her based on one bad joke.
If Disney were to rehire Gunn now, it would show a clear double standard. After all, why should a leftist like Gunn get a second chance when a conservative like Barr does not?
On top of this, photos showing Gunn at what appears to be a pedophilia-themed party have also gone viral since his tweets were spread around.
Chris Pratt, another “Guardians” star who signed the statement against Disney, also recently commented on the James Gunn situation in an interview; but he handled the situation much better than Bautista did. Pratt expressed his belief that the situation was very difficult but said he wanted the public statement to speak for him.
Bautista shared this on Twitter just a few short hours ago:
I love this article so much I’m just going to tweet again. I’ll probably tweet tomorrow as well. Just in case! Just want to make sure everyone gets a chance to read ii because its brilliant! https://t.co/FZWdgNwxTl
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 18, 2018
For more about the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast statement about James Gunn’s firing, check out this video: