Marvel director James Gunn might have found support in fans and Hollywood colleagues and celebrities after Disney had the filmmaker fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for offensive and inappropriate tweets made 14 years in the past, but the filmmaker finds no such thing in Roseanne Bar.
Taking to Twitter, the American actress and comedian said that she was "disgusted" to see all the support for Gunn's old pedophile jokes, remembering that the very same people who defended the director had blacklisted her "for a joke they didn't even understand."
Earlier this year, Barr had been let go as the star and executive producer of the popular Roseanne revival on ABC after she had caused controversy on Twitter by posting a racist comment against Valerie Jarrett, Obama's adviser. Though the actress apologized later on for comparing Jarret to The Planet of the Apes, she had been dropped by the network anyway and social media users began celebrating Barr's dismissal from the show.
Of course, while Barr might seem like the difference in treatment might be unfair, the actress' situation and Gunn's are two entirely different things. For one, Gunn's comments were made more than a decade ago, and years before the smear campaign he'd apologized for them online. Gunn apologized for them again after they'd resurfaced, saying that he'd changed since the time they've been made and that change seems to be more than palpable.
Rosseane, meanwhile, made her post fairly recently and had only apologized for them after the backlash.
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