Bobcat Goldthwait Wants His Hercules Character To Be Removed From Disney Parks After James Gunn’s Firing

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Another celebrity has come to James Gunn's side. The Marvel director was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a smear campaign brought up some offensive and inappropriate fourteen-year-old tweets over the weekend. The news brought a lot of shock to the Hollywood industry – not only did were the tweets made more than a decade ago, but the director has long since apologized for the posts which he says no longer reflect the director and the man that he's become.

Sparking outrage, fans and celebrities have created petitions and called on Disney for some sort of correction, and one of those to join the fray is voice actor and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

Taking to Instagram, Goldthwait posted a lengthy message telling Disney that it ought to remove his Hercules character from its theme parks, saying that if the Mickey Mouse House decided to fire Gunn over a few offensive tweets, then his character shouldn't have any place in their parks at all.


According to Goldthwait, he would hate to have "Disney come off as hypocritical." Saying that he's made a lot of sarcastic and offensive jokes before, the comedian goes on to tell the company that they ought to remove his voice from an upcoming attraction called World of Color –Villanous where he reprises the role of his Hercules character Pain.

The post is full of shade – not only does Goldthwait point out that Gunn might not be the only one to have made inappropriate comments in the past, but that Disney was making controversial alignments in the political battle by deciding to let go of Gunn.

Goldthwait definitely makes a strong point. Gunn isn't the only one to make controversial comments in the past, and Disney removing the director from his post might just be too much. The director has long since changed and he's one of the best filmmakers in the Marvel franchise.

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