Radio talker Glenn Beck put forth a defense of disgraced Disney movie director James Gunn, who was fired due to years of “jokes” about child rape.
Beck’s defense came just hours before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for the prosecution of Gunn, should evidence of any intent behind his child rape tweets arise.
Some have come to the position that firing people over tweets, even tweets as disgusting as Gunn’s, should not result in the loss of a job.
Another conservative who found himself less than concerned over the firing was writer Jim Treacher who tweeted, “I can’t help but notice that it’s never considered the outrage mob’s fault when a Republican gets mobbed.”
I'm mildly surprised by James Gunn's firing.
@jamesGunn I will stand for you.We all make mistakes, we must come together as each of us grow and change.Forgive others in hope that they will forgive themselves and others too. Reach beyond your comfort zone and be kind. You don’t need my forgiveness J.G, but I offer friendship https://t.co/qaD6snFPhM
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) July 20, 2018
Pedophilia is INCREDIBLY SERIOUS and just calling someone that because you can make some kind of tenuous semantic connection between something they joked about and actual pedophilia is totally in bad faith. /2
— neontaster (@neontaster) July 21, 2018
I wasn't surprised by Roseanne's firing. I'm mildly surprised by James Gunn's firing. In both cases, Disney can do what it wants with its own employees.
If you applauded one but are outraged by the other… what's the difference between the two?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 20, 2018