Guardians of the Galaxy cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel – among others – have signed an open letter to support fired franchise director James Gunn.

Pratt, who like the other cast members, shared the letter on his social media, saying “Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement — signed by our entire cast.”

In addition to Pratt, Saldana and Diesel, Gunn’s Guardians supporters include Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, and Pom Klementieff.

The letter says that the cast have been “encouraged” by fans who wish to see the director reinstated as helmsman of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, after having been fired earlier this months over the emergence of inappropriate jokes in his early Twitter feed.

The film’s cast aren’t the only ones wanting the director back, as a petition demanding he reinstatement has been signed by over 335,000 people.

Read the letter below:

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