American actress, comedian and writer Roseanne Barr has expressed her disgust at the recent support of shamed director James Gunn. In tweets last week, Gunn said he had apologised many times for a sense of humour that hurt people.
"Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today".
But supporters for Barr were in short supply following her racially charged tweets in May this year, with almost all her former co-stars condemning her comments.
To recap: on Friday, Disney stunned the internet with the swift termination of Gunn's contract, leaving Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 without a director and Marvel's cosmic universe in need of a new shepherd. To fire James Gunn for jokes made as a younger man, jokes for which he has already apologized, goes against the moral code you taught us all when we were kids.
Roseanne is convinced that the reason she was treated so harshly is because she is an outspoken supporter and voter of President Donald Trump.
Barr was sacked months ago from her red-hot reboot after sending a controversial tweet about longtime Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Saldana, who plays Gamora in the MCU, took to Twitter and without mentioning Gunn simply stated that loves "ALL members of GOTG family". A spin-off, tentatively called The Conners, will continue without her.
She's since claimed that she did not realise that Jarrett was a black woman, but that she was "Saudi". It's not to say I'm better, but 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. Anyway, that's the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. "My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to get a reaction are over".