Disney cans conservative star for social media post, and rank double standards doesn’t begin to cover it

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.

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:

https://twitter.com/JesseKellyDC/status/1359858266893934600

https://twitter.com/SebGorka/status/1359846400796803074

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