Friday, November 30, 2012

Gunn Apologizes For "Controversial" Comments

Yesterday, the big news in nerdom was a two-year old blog post from Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn. Rather than rehash it all, you can read about the kerfuffle here.

Here's the apology he's issued to GLADD here:
A couple of years ago I wrote a blog that was meant to be satirical and funny.  In rereading it over the past day I don’t think it’s funny.  The attempted humor in the blog does not represent my actual feelings.  However, I can see where statements were poorly worded and offensive to many.  I’m sorry and regret making them at all.People who are familiar with me as evidenced by my Facebook page and other mediums know that I’m an outspoken proponent for the rights of the gay and lesbian community,  women and anyone who feels disenfranchised, and it kills me that some other outsider like myself, despite his or her gender or sexuality, might feel hurt or attacked by something I said.  We’re all in the same camp, and I want to do my best to make this world a better place for all of us.  I’m learning all the time. I promise to be more careful with my words in the future.  And I will do my best to be funnier as well. Much love to all.
So there you go. The Internet can put the pitchforks back in the barn and go about its day. However, I do think it bears saying that its beyond upsetting that something that was clearly comedy (the merits of which we can discuss elsewhere) was taken to such inane levels.

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