James Gunn Responds to Fan Blaming Him Over Scooby-Doo's Velma Being Gay

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Scooby-Doo's Velma Dinkley is making headlines recently after it was revealed that the beloved cartoon character is a lesbian in the new animated film Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo. Now, before you raise your eyebrows and say that it has "woke agenda" written all over it, it's worth noting that there were already plans for Velma to be turned into a gay character and it all dates back to the original live-action Scooby-Doo film from the early 2000s penned by James Gunn.

Velma
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The Marvel and DC director is obviously over the moon following the news and even took to Twitter to retweet Variety's report. However, as excited as a lot of people are about Velma being revealed as a lesbian, some folks aren't happy with the major change to the beloved character and they are even blaming Gunn for it.

On the social media platform, Gunn responded to a fan who said he ruined what used to be a great cartoon. User Thomas Richard even went as far as calling the director a "moron", adding that his kids will never watch the project. Gunn cheekily responded: "Sure thing. But I’ve never made a cartoon."


Also Read: New Scooby-Doo Film Introduces Velma Officially as a Lesbian

It'll be interesting to see if future Scooby-Doo projects will continue to portray Velma as gay, especially now that reactions to her "new" sexuality have been mixed. Meanwhile, Gunn has recently addressed the possibility of Scoob's gang crossing over to the DC Extended Universe and while he did say that it isn't on his list of priorities, at least for now, the idea seems to have piqued his interest.

Meanwhile, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! is now available for purchase or rent on Amazon Prime Video.