Well, if James Gunn did it...
Yes, after Gunn attempted to delete controversial tweets last week, but was caught in the process, Hollywood is, to put in simple terms, in total freak-out mode. It's panic in la-la land as artists try to erase their past on Twitter and Facebook. That is what happens when you give social media blabbermouths all the power in the world to wreak havoc and censor anything and everything deemed "un-pure."
“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson has followed in Gunn's footsteps and deleted 20,000 old tweets, probably because he doesn’t want to risk being on the Twitter community's neverending hit-list. Don't you just love how these, supposedly, "progressive" times now include Marxist-like, hell even Robespierre-like, witch-hunts to demean and destroy people whose beliefs, even if uttered more than a decade ago, aren't aligned with your own? People like Gunn and company have been stripped of their chance to, like any human being should strive for, progress as an individual. Gunn and many others before him have been turned into pariahs because of something childish they may have said in the past.
Hell, what does that say about President Obama, who in 2008 said “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman,” or how about Hilary Clinton, who around the same time as Obama's quote, exclaimed “I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” Are they not allowed to progress? Will the speeches they gave in which they said those things about gay union be deleted from existence?