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Bobcat Goldthwait takes a unique stand against Disney amid James Gunn firing

Celebrities that have voiced their disapproval about Disney's decision to fire director James Gunn from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 had better make room for comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, because he is not taking the news lightly. Earlier today, the POLICE ACADEMY alum voiced his astonishment related to Gunn's departure via an Instagram post that came packaged with a request for Disney to removed the grunt-and-groan actor's voice from their "World of Color" attraction at California Adventure. You can see Goldthwait's heartfelt post below, in which he points a finger at the House of Mouse by calling them hypocrites, among other things.

 

I love @jamesgunn. He’s a loyal friend, super talented, passionate and kind. I wanted to say something, here it is: Dear @disney, I would hate for you to come off as hypocritical so I’m suggesting that you remove my voice from an attraction that’s coming to your park. It’s called WORLD OF COLOR - VILLAINOUS, and I reprise the role of Pain, a role I played in HERCULES. You see here’s the deal, years ago I made a lot of sarcastically shocking and offensive jokes. Many that I’m embarrassed about now, and I’d hate to make you guys look bad seeing that I’m openly critical of the president and his administration, and you seem to be taking your lead from some of his radical fringe supporters. I think James Woods may have recorded a voice for this new attraction, too. Why not check out some of his whacky past tweets?! They’re a hoot! For the record I do stand with survivors of sexual abuse and I was wondering if you guys are still making money off of your movie POWDER? Asking for a friend. Thanks, Bobcat

A post shared by Bobcat Goldthwait (@bobcatgoldthwait) on Jul 22, 2018 at 1:27pm PDT

“I love James Gunn,” the comedian captioned a picture of himself and Gunn. “He’s a loyal friend, super talented, passionate and kind. I wanted to say something, here it is: Dear Disney, I would hate for you to come off as hypocritical, so I’m suggesting that you remove my voice from an attraction that’s coming to your park. It’s called WORLD OF COLOR – VILLAINOUS, and I reprise the role of Pain, a role I played in Hercules.”

“You see here’s the deal." Goldthwait added. "Years ago I made a lot of sarcastically shocking and offensive jokes. Many that I’m embarrassed about now, and I’d hate to make you guys look bad seeing that I’m openly critical of the president and his administration, and you seem to be taking your lead from some of his radical fringe supporters.”

If that last part sounds as if it's coming from left field, understand that Disney has recently been accused of weeding out members of their company that publicly speak against supporters of Donald Trump, a role for which James Gunn is notoriously known. In the wake of Disney pulling the trigger on Gunn's firing, celebrities the likes of Selma Blair, Dave Bautista, and Joe Carnahan have thrown their support behind a Change.org petition to have Gunn rejoin the Disney brand. As of the posting of this article, the movement has over 209,000 signatures and counting.

Feel free to let us know where you stand in the comments section below. Also, should Gunn remain on the outs with Disney, who do you think would be best suited to fill his shoes?

Source: Instagram

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