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Conservative actress Gina Carano’s termination by the Disney subsidiary Lucasfilm over a Nazi comparison she’d made to highlight the danger of America’s boiling-hot political climate has raised concerns about Disney’s hypocrisy and double standards.
The problem for The Walt Disney Company, the 97-year-old parent company of LucasFilm, is that there are other stars who’ve made Nazi comparisons, including one who worked alongside Carano in “The Mandalorian.”
“The Mandalorian” is a Disney+ television series that features Gina Carano as a co-star and actor Pedro Pascal as a main character. The thing about Pascal is that three years ago he used a Nazi comparison to smear then-President Donald Trump.
— Pedro Pascal he/him (@PedroPascal1) June 20, 2018
Posted during the child separation pseudo-scandal, the tweet essentially equated the Holocaust camps of World War II to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention facilities for illegal alien children.
Never mind that the photo of caged illegal alien children he used for the tweet weren’t from the Trump administration but rather from another country altogether:
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
So not only did Pascal’s tweet contain a Nazi comparison, which is apparently a big no-no, but it also featured blatantly false information.
Now compare his tweet to the screenshot below of what Carano had posted:
Nothing wrong with this. As I’ve been saying a lot lately, “Trope Antisemitism” is a villainous concept that is nearly always used against people who are actually not antisemitic and didn’t intend the offense. It’s “microagressions for Jews,” and it needs to stop. @ginacarano pic.twitter.com/kkVcDZ98ZK
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) February 11, 2021
Though she used what some critics have described as an “overwought” Nazi comparison, her underlying point wasn’t false. She’d simply been warning about the Hitlerian nature of the boiling-hot political climate in America.
But there’s more. Just three months ago, Pascal reportedly posted a since-deleted image to Instagram comparing Trump supporters to Nazis.
Pedro Pascal, who plays the Mandalorian on Disney Plus, was not fired for this post on Instagram comparing Trump supporters to Nazis and Confederates pic.twitter.com/Tgh3jJ6lLc
— Travis Wines (@TWines4congress) February 11, 2021
Moreover, Pascal isn’t alone in posting nasty tweets about Trump supporters.
After the Covington Catholic High School student two years ago, famed Disney producer Jack Morrissey posted a tweet wishing for the Trump-supporting teens to be thrown into a woodchipper.
Don’t tell me this is THEE Jack Morrissey. “Famed” Disney producer Morrissey?
– Sarah Palin pic.twitter.com/XxX28AxBpQ
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 21, 2019
And then there’s Disney filmmaker James Gunn, who was fired by Disney in 2018 for posting “jokes” about rape and pedophilia but eventually rehired a year later:
Just a reminder: Disney canned Carano for an overwrought Holocaust comparison. They brought back James Gunn despite these tweets. I defended both from cancellation. Would be nice to see Gunn and co. defend Carano. pic.twitter.com/ZiUyLPjmMG
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2021
Despite these grossly offensive tweets, Pascal, Morrissey and Gunn all remain gainfully employed in the world of Disney. Why? A growing body of Americans would like to know — and until they get an answer, their plan is to #CancelDisneyPlus.
So should Pedro Pascal be in trouble then?
Why is what Gina tweeted any worse than these?
Both people still employed by @Disney #PedroPascal #Disney #CancelDisneyPlus
#FirePedro or HIRE #GinaCarano
I’m very curious if you can give me a legitimate reason why this was fair. pic.twitter.com/8bt5tpcLB4
— Ninjetta (@RealNinjetta) February 11, 2021
@Disney @Lucasfilm_Ltd Why wasn’t @Jack_Morrissey fired for this or Pedro Pascal for comparing Republicans to Nazis?
— goforthegold (@goforthegold76) February 11, 2021
@disney Are you going to fire Pedro Pascal for his social media comments or just Gina?
— Susan Dunn (@SusanDu95391759) February 11, 2021
Hey @Disney you are a sick and twisted company.
You protect pedos and child abusers but fire people like @ginacarano
Millions know where you stand.
Fire jack Morrissey and Gunn!
— sick of it all (@sickofitall76) February 11, 2021
But it was A-OK … even celebrated … when Pedro Pascal did it @Disney ?
The hypocrisy of the Liberal/left is astounding.
— Ben Robinson (@TheBenRob2016) February 11, 2021
@Disney fired @ginacarano for her tweet. While being silent while a man @Jack_Morrissey tweets about committing violence to children. What does that say about how Disney treats women?
— Ray Raymond (@RayRaymond77) February 11, 2021
Just so we’re all clear, Pedro Pascal pushed a lie, then used that lie to compare America to Nazi Germany, and he still has a job at @Disney. His co-star posts an accurate tweet, but because she’s a Conservative Disney fired her.#CancelDisneyPlus
— American Viking (@Gone_Viking1000) February 11, 2021
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