IT And SHAZAM! Star Jack Dylan Grazer Under Fire For Homophobic Slurs

IT And SHAZAM! Star Jack Dylan Grazer Under Fire For Homophobic Slurs

While most of the internet is reacting positively to the recent Shazam! trailer, one of the film's stars is being criticized for homophobic comments in recently uncovered DMs.

Earlier this weekend, following the premiere of the recent Shazam! trailer, one Twitter user uploaded a video of a series of DMs by one of the film's stars, Jack Dylan Glazer, who plays Freddie in the film. The video, originally uploaded by Grazer's ex-girlfriend Talia, features the actor making several homophic remarks about men who wear makeup, including use of the word f*g, sometime in 2017, around the time he was cast in the upcoming film.

Earlier this week, James Gunn came under fire for a several inappropriate jokes made in the past, some dating back to nearly a decade ago. He has since apologized (once when the tweets first resurfaced in 2012 when he was first hired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, and earlier this week when he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for the same comments). While those were public "jokes" at the time, and these DM's from Grazer were private comments made public later on, with a current rise of accountability in Hollywood for previous statements, actions and behavior, it is unknown how (if at all) this may impact the film.

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