Harassment campaigns launched by the alt-right are disgusting. The fact these people would go after someone with bigoted views that they share is disingenuous, and Gunn getting fired is exactly what they wanted.
However, there is no part of me that wants to stand in solidarity with James Gunn. In comparison to marginalized workers, Gunn has job security, money, and people who will always stand up for him. These are all things that many marginalized workers don’t have.
Additionally, someone who makes millions off of movies that claim to be about friendship, when instead they’re films about how abusing and saying hurtful stuff to your friends is okay as long as everyone comes together in the end, is not someone I personally care to defend.