The AJC reached to get my thoughts on whether Marvel director James Gunn was rightly fired for Tweets he sent out years ago?
Here are my full thoughts on the topic.
While the statute of limitations may protect someone from criminal prosecution, such protection does not apply to the court of public opinion.
Your online reputation is always the sum of all of your actions, past and present. In addition, it is the sum of the sincerity of your apology, past and present.
Tweets that were posted when you were younger or embracing a different personality, should still have been accompanied by a sincere apology. If they were merely brushed off or buried, then you could still be held accountable should you later become more famous.
The key is to show humility, demonstrate sincerity, and apologize quickly whenever you make a mistake, otherwise, it could come back to haunt you.