'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Apologizes for Controversial Jokes: 'I'm Sorry and Regret Making Them at All'
"We're all in the same camp, and I want to do my best to make this world a better place for all of us," Gunn writes in a statement provided to GLAAD. "I'm learning all the time."
James Gunn, director of Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, has broken his silence over several blog posts he'd written in 2011, currently the source of much Internet debate for their explicit language and depiction of women, gays and lesbians.
The statement, which comes following an outreach from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, reads as follows:
"A couple of years ago I wrote a blog that was meant to be satirical and funny. In rereading it over the past day I don't think it's funny. The attempted humor in the blog does not represent my actual feelings. However, I can see where statements were poorly worded and offensive to many. I'm sorry and regret making them at all," Gunn writes.
"People who are familiar with me as evidenced by my Facebook page and other mediums know that I'm an outspoken proponent for the rights of the gay and lesbian community, women and anyone who feels disenfranchised, and it kills me that some other outsider like myself, despite his or her gender or sexuality, might feel hurt or attacked by something I said," he continues. "We're all in the same camp, and I want to do my best to make this world a better place for all of us. I'm learning all the time. I promise to be more careful with my words in the future. And I will do my best to be funnier as well. Much love to all. -- James Gunn."