Washington: Hollywood actress Selma Blair deleted her account from Twitter after she defended ‘Guardian of Galaxy’ director James Gunn who was recently fired from the superhero franchise.
“So long. You can find me on Instagram. #Istandwithjamesgunn,” Hollywood reporter quoted Blair saying.
Earlier this month, after Disney Studios severed business ties with Hollywood director James Gunn over his controversial tweets, ‘Legally Blonde’ actress Selma Blair has initiated a petition urging Disney to rehire Gunn.
The 46-year-old extended support to Gunn on Twitter, hailing the latter to be “one of the good ones.”
She undertook this drastic move after a heartfelt tweet to the ousted director.
“@JamesGunn I thank you for your talent, your decency, and your evolution as a man. You propped me up when I was in a scary place, and guided me towards the decent and right thing to do. You have shown strength of character more than most anyone I know. You understood,” she wrote.
On Thursday, when she was about to leave the social media platform, she further questioned her followers, “Was James Gunn the first undeserving victim of Hollywood’s new zero-tolerance policy?”.
She also wrote whether anyone else had thoughts about leaving Twitter.
Blair and Gunn are close friends for many years now.
Apart from Blair, ‘Guardians of Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista defended the director after he was fired.