Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said director James Gunn should be prosecuted for old tweets joking about rape and pedophilia that were recently resurfaced. Disney fired Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, after his tweets were unearthed by Pizzagaters Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, sparking a debate over whether the star director should have been fired as a result of a bad faith social media crusade. Then Ted Cruz weighed in.
Wow. These #JamesGunn tweets are just horrible. Child rape is no laughing matter. As Texas SG, I handled far too many child sexual assaults. Truly evil. I’m glad Disney fired him, but if these tweets are true, he needs to be prosecuted. pic.twitter.com/1IgHC18J4x
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 21, 2018