Though he would finish that script, the corporation pulled the plug after being presented with a volley of joke tweets Gunn wrote that made light of pedophilia and rape. The tweets were vile, and the optics terrible. It didn’t matter that they were tweeted a decade ago. That he’d previously apologized. Or, that he was the target of a takedown campaign by alt-right journalists after his anti-Trump missives. Disney was prompted to act — it had just banished Roseanne Barr from the hottest show on TV that bore her name because of offensive tweets — and Gunn’s career was endangered.
In a move last March that seemed just as shocking,