I believe in second chances, most especially for myself, and despise our current culture that allows social media mobs to dismantle lives and careers over bad words.
That would be James Gunn himself, who called for Roseanne Barr to be fired over a single terrible tweet.
Gunn might have stopped joking about raping children, stopped joking about ass-raping his friends, about Mexicans, the Holocaust, AIDS, and how kiddie porn gives him an orgasm, but he only set aside those words in order to use the new words that built the petard he just hoisted himself on.
Yes, in a perfect world, both Roseanne and Gunn would still have their jobs, because both have expressed remorse and apologized; because in a perfect world people forgive stupidity, crassness, and worse.
Now, according to some online sleuths, the video is not illegal child porn, but this video of pubescent girls singing Divinyls’ ode to masturbation, I Touch Myself, which is creepy enough to have earned comments such as this on Gunn’s site:
I’m really looking forward to season two of Handmaid’s Tale so I hope @hulu stops advertising on the Aunt Lydia show – uh, I mean, on the Laura Ingraham show, so I can watch it. Online bullying & shaming of teenagers should not be supported by Hulu. Let them know.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 29, 2018