By Molly Prince and Joe Simonso
Filmmaker James Gunn came to the defense of director Mark Duplass on Wednesday after Duplass committed the sin of endorsing conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and calling him a “genuine person,” but a Daily Caller News Foundation search of Gunn’s Twitter account suggests he might need some backup of his own.
In a now-deleted tweet, Duplass advised his followers to pay attention to Shapiro on Twitter if they are at all interested in “crossing the aisle,” but after receiving extreme backlash and issuing an apology, Gunn defended his fellow filmmaker while still slamming Shapiro.
“Maybe you disagree with Mark Duplass, which is completely fair (personally I think even Ben Shapiro’s mother should unfollow him). But that doesn’t make Duplass’ point-of-view evil,” Gunn tweeted. “There are a lot of traitors & racists in the country today. Perhaps save the outrage for them.”
Gunn accused President Donald Trump of being “an operative for a foreign national,” criticizing his zero-tolerance immigration policy, and blamed Republicans for future potential Russian election meddling. He ended the Twitter rant by calling Shapiro an “a**hole.”
TheDCNF search of his Twitter account, however, revealed Gunn’s anger doesn’t just end with Trump or Shapiro. Since 2008, Gunn has left a trail of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, and rape-related remarks on the social media platform. Most disturbingly, one tweet seems to suggest that Gunn witnessed an act of sexual assault between a child actor and a monkey.
On his personal website, Gunn describes the incident with the child and monkey in detail, saying the story makes him “extremely happy.”
“The trainer was too late. It only took the monkey a few seconds to bring himself to completion. A string of semen shot out of the mini-monkey-wood and splash-landed DIRECTLY ON THE KID.”
Screaming and freaking out commenced.
“I know it might be sick, but that story makes me extremely happy,” Gunn wrote.
Gunn’s career has spanned two decades, writing hit films as the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead” as well as writing and directing both “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1” in 2014 and its sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in 2017 for Disney. He also has an executive producer credit for “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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