'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Criticized by GayAdvocacy Group Over Controversial Blog Posts
James Gunn is under fire. The 42-year-old director -- currently helming the big-budget comic book adaptation Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney-owned Marvel -- continues to face strong criticism for two blog posts deemed to be offensive to gay people and women, both of which have been recently removed from his personal website. Now the Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest LGBT rights advocacy group, has come forward as the first organization to condemn Gunn's posts. "James Gunn’s blog post is offensive not just to LGBT people and women but rather to anyone with even the slightest sense of decency," Fred Sainz, HRC's vp communications and marketing, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "His tawdry post is not reflective of the character that someone charged with directing a film aimed at youth should exhibit."