'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn responded after some of his old 'shocking' and 'offensive' tweets resurfaced

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  • The “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn came under fire this week for old tweets he described as offensive.
  • Conservative personalities uncovered years-old tweets from Gunn.
  • Gunn addressed the controversy on Thursday night, tweeting, “I am very, very different than I was a few years ago.”

UPDATE: Disney fired James Gunn from “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” following his tweets resurfacing.

James Gunn, who directed Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its sequel, came under fire this week after several offensive, since-deleted tweets were uncovered.

Gunn is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and frequently calls out Trump and the Republican Party on Twitter. That drew the ire of some conservative personalities, who dug up jokes Gunn tweeted several years ago.

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Gunn’s personal website also seems to have been taken down amid the controversy.

Gunn’s tweets are mostly from 2010 and 2011. In one, Gunn said: “The Expendables was so manly I f—ed the s— out of the little p—- boy next to me! The boys ARE back in town!”

On Thursday night, Gunn addressed the controversy in a series of tweets, saying, “As I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humour.”

He added: “I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.”

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