Episode 16: College Scammers and James Gunn Rehired
This week we return to the pit of despair to talk about the college admissions scandal and all the ways it’s offensive and gross. We’re talking celebrities who are not immune to the status race, the celebrity kids who just don’t care, the particular combination of dark humor and rage this scandal ignites, and the broken system that has turned higher education into a status symbol. We also dive into James Gunn being rehired by Disney months after he was sacked for bad tweets, and what it means for the culture war that he now has two high-paying franchise gigs. Join us as we work through a lot of residual feelings about the cost of our college experiences, and laugh at the spectacular way in which the James Gunn hit job backfired.
The affidavit outlining the college admissions scandal: https://www.justice.gov/file/1142876/download
Kevin Tsujihara’s sexting scandal: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/i-need-be-careful-texts-reveal-warner-bros-ceo-promoted-actress-apparent-sexual-relationship-1192660
And for fun:
Kayleigh’s work on the SYFY Fangrrls “Forgotten Women in Genre” series: https://www.syfy.com/tags/forgotten-women-of-genre