Jerry Seinfeld on James Gunn Firing: “If they’re jokes, it doesn’t matter.”
“I didn’t read the jokes, but if they’re jokes, it doesn’t matter. I guess Roseanne Barr thought she was being funny, but it wasn’t funny — and if it’s offensive and not funny, then it’s not a joke. But any comedian that doesn’t understand that dynamic, you’re finished anyway.”
“Jokes are not real. People assume that when you say something that you believe it. It’s purely comedic invention. You know, I do this whole bit about Pop-Tarts and how much I love them. I don’t love Pop-Tarts. It’s just funny. It’s funny to say it, so I say it.”
The cast of Guardians of The Galaxy has been vocally dissatisfied with the situation, and they released a joint statement a week after the firing occurred in July.
Although fans have also expressed their opinion about the situation and some have even petitioned to get James Gunn rehired, Disney is standing its ground.