Guardians of the Galaxy star, Dave Bautista has continued his online criticism of Disney after the firing of director James Gunn from the third instalment of the popular franchise.

Disney severed ties with the director after a series of disturbing tweets resurfaced online from between 2008 and 2011. The tweets show the now 51-year-old making multiple jokes about paedophilia and rape.

Bautista, who plays Drax, The Destroyer in the Marvel films, took to his Twitter just hours after the news first broke.

The actor tweeted he was “NOT ok with what’s happening” to Gunn:

Two days ago, The Hollywood Reporter ran a piece titled In firing James Gunn, Disney hurts all of Hollywood.” Written by Marvel and DC writer Marc Bernardin, the article acknowledged that though Gunn’s tweets were undoubtedly disgusting for a then 40-something-year-old to tweet, firing him seemed a step too far.

But so long as there has been no actual criminal activity, there has to be a difference between who a person was and who a person is. And we have to allow for the fact that people can change.

Bautista saw the article and retweeted it with the caption “And then some! Never make a mistake! Don’t have a sense of humor! Don’t be politically outspoken! Etc. fucking etc!!!” 

The former WWE star then tweeted this:

Followed by a tweet thanking his supporters:

Guardians frontman Chris Pratt also tweeted his response to the firing as did Zoe Saldana: 

Despite all this push back, it seems unlikely Disney would overturn their decision. The powerhouse has yet to officially name a replacement director for the third Guardians. A number of fans have called for Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to step into the role.

The film is due for release sometime in 2020.