>>101843719>if you support it when it fucks over your ideological opposites then it can only be considered karmic justice when the same outrage culture fucks you over as well.
I would agree if Gunn said these things now, but he didn't. 2009 wasn't really a time where you had to be as careful as you do now; generally speaking, you could make edgy jokes and the worst you'd get is a few people acknowledging that something you said may have been in bad taste, and back in 2009-2010 era, he was working on edgy films that have had worse within them than anything he said, so nobody really cared. If this was a problem, then Disney should not have hired him in the first place, or perhaps their screening process for directors needs improvement, but either way, when he was hired by Disney, he toed the company line just fine.
If Rosanne Barr had been fired for something she said a decade ago, I'd find it ludicrous considering that they must've hired her knowing she said it, but she was fired immediately after she said the things she did, and she objectively deserved to be fired for the things she said, particularly because she said it while being employed by ABC, meaning she represents that network while she work for them. Outrage culture or no, Rosanne Barr was being foolish for saying things that cannot be interpreted as anything else but outright racism and ABC needed to cut their losses. In comparison, Gunn didn't say these things while he was working for Disney; he said it back when he was an edgy director making edgy films.
As I said, taking pleasure in his firing for the karmic value you see in it is silly, because all it means is the targets of opportunity for outrage culture have expanded far beyond sensible parameters and it can only get worse from here. This is proof that the crazy libtards have won the culture war; this is a notch on their belt, and the weird part is the far-right couldn't have been more helpful.