Cosmic Book News recently posted the casting call information for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which includes mention of needing beautiful men and women as extras.
Well, that has apparently set off the "feminist" Mary Sue website who spun an article insinuating ugly (normal?) women aren't wanted.
And of course some on the internet followed suit as James Gunn has taken to Twitter to defend himself and the movie.
I'm not a fan of the Mary Sue website at all as they regularly spin their articles in favor of women over men. The site is actually owned by some white rich dude from NYC by the name of Dan Abrams who regularly contributes to The View (need we say more). It's pretty obvious the site's gimmick is being pro-women, not that there is anything wrong with that, but when they spin BS articles like this one just for the sake of a headline and page views, that's when it crosses the line.
I do like Gunn (never met the guy), and he comes off as a straight-shooter, so I have a lot of respect for him. His defense about the casting call (not that he really need one) is that this is only the first of many.
It should probably also be noted this isn't the first time the Mary Sue website has attacked Gunn as following Gunn being announced as the director on Guardians of the Galaxy, the Mary Sue attacked Gunn because of some of his blog postings, but mind you only AFTER Gunn was announced as a Marvel director (how convenient).
For what it's worth, I recently attended a cool panel at the recent NYCC where a comic book artist stated the Mary Sue created some BS uproar because of his artwork.
There are DOZENS of cultures in GotGVol2. These are the 1st two we’re shooting (the Ravagers are all male). https://t.co/ZdNCCxIa2d— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2015
Again, two groups of many. There are plenty of funny looking female aliens. These are just a small % of extras. https://t.co/3LBstMb1ES— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2015
Why do you assume that? https://t.co/lNK9aiy4V9— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2015
@SheGeeksBlog It would be nice (and responsible) if you actually read the Twitter feed you’re talking to before hurling accusations.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2015
@SheGeeksBlog but I already DID on this page long before you tweeted at me.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2015