The cancel culture finally got to actress and real-life martial artist Gina Carano. A now-deleted Instagram post referencing Nazi Germany, which led to another round of trending for the #FireGinaCarano hashtag, seems to have led to the decision by Lucasfilm to fire her.
In a statement, the studio announced on Wednesday that “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Talent agency UTA has also reportedly parted ways with the star.
Carano was already on thin ice with Lucasfilm and Disney over conservative political views that she occasionally expressed on social media. The most recent controversial post was apparently the deal-breaker.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” an insider told The Hollywood Reporter.
Carano, 38, starred as Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian,” a popular show in the Star Wars canon that streams on Disney+. She was also set to star in a Mandalorian spinoff. In the controversial post, Carano apparently sought to compare Germany’s former genocidal dictatorship with the polarized political situation in contemporary America.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors….even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Carano had previously offended the woke cohort with commentary about masks, vote fraud, and mocking the use of gender pronouns.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 28, 2021
The hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus put forth by free-speech advocates also trended to some degree after the production company let Carano go.
In a recent interview, Carano lamented the bullying that happens on Twitter and other platforms and added that “People need to be OK with having conversations, with having difficult conversations, with having different opinions. What’s wrong with having a different opinion?”
The Gina Carano firing, however, is perhaps another reason why wealthy right-wingers might consider redirecting their funding from logrolling think tanks to entertainment platforms that will evaluate people on the basis of their performance. The quote attributed to Andrew Breitbart that “politics is downstream from culture” becomes even more relevant by the day.
Carano’s departure from “The Mandalorian” was widely celebrated on Twitter by many who are unable to separate the art from the artist, but some conservative influencers and others dissented, and pointed out the rank hypocrisy. Many accused fellow Disney star Pedro Pascal of making a similar comparison, but coming from the left, it is apparently acceptable. Here is a sampling:
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 11, 2021
Not only did Pedro Pascal, an actor on The Mandalorian, compare the United States and Nazi Germany, but he did so with a photo of "America in 2018" that is not actually from 2018 and also not actually from America. He still has his job. https://t.co/YrLdpU0HMh
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 11, 2021
Gina Carano's post made the point that mass violence starts with hatred for your neighbor. This is not only uncontroversially true but also one perspective of the commandment to love your neighbor. That idea is not a call to empty niceness. It's how you prevent suffering.
— Katrina Haydon (@katrinabhaydon) February 11, 2021
Same Movie as @ginacarano, same analogy, though the pic has the wrong date… I'm told it was 2010 under Obama/Biden.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 11, 2021
— Иван Грозный 🏴☠️🐺🦅🇺🇸 (@IvanGrozny_1223) February 11, 2021
Gina Carano getting canceled is insane. Woman is a legend and a very decent human being. Hollywood is trash.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 11, 2021
It’s hard to think of an outcome that would better prove @ginacarano’s point than Lucasfilm firing her at the behest of a woke social media mob.
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) February 11, 2021
I will never ever stop supporting @ginacarano. She is an inspiration, a role model, a badass, one of a kind, a beautiful soul & she has the most incredible loving heart. Gina U are unique. U are a precious gem. Don't ever change ❤❤ #WeLoveCaraDune #WeLoveGinaCarano #GinaCarano pic.twitter.com/72iGRasgnx
— Jennifer 🤟🏻 (@jennifer7408) February 10, 2021
They don’t see you as human. I’ve accepted that this is how CNN / Big Tech / Pedowood sees us. Just know that they will hurt you however they can, do not expect them to engage with you in good faith. You are literally not human to them. #GinaCarano
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 11, 2021
BREAKING: Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano has been fired from the cast of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian for suggesting that conservatives could get fired these days for voicing their opinions in public. (Yep, really happened.)
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 11, 2021
Saying Republicans in 2021 are like Jews under the third reich is offensive and dumb. But celebrities say dumb offensive things all the time. Google Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez. What happened to Gina Carano is a new kind of McCarthyism. Shame on Lucasfilms and anyone cheering this
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) February 11, 2021
.@GinaCarano was not fired because she made an obvious point.
She was cancelled because: 1) People in Lucasfilm leadership already hated her
2) All actors with views to the Right of Chairman Mao must remain silent, so uppity violators are made an example of.#CancelDisneyPlus
— Jevaughn (@Jevaughn_Brown) February 11, 2021
With the controversy with @ginacarano l, I think she was a bit misguided… but all kicking her off at will do is prove the exact point she made…
— Daniel C Hollibaugh (@DanHolli123) February 11, 2021
Friendly reminder that @Disney filmed Mulan in the same location where Uighur Muslims are kept in mass internment camps.
But sure. Fire @ginacarano because… words.
— anna🦕 (@annad14) February 11, 2021
Disney+ must immediately fire any actor who has made an overwrought Holocaust comparison pic.twitter.com/kPO81Qf38X
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2021
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