Gina Carano famously played Cara Dune in Disney’s hit Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, but after a whirlwind of life-changing opportunities, Carano was dropped.
Lucasfilm made the decision to cut Carano from the series after fans voiced their concerns at her controversial social media posts about being ostracised for being a conservative.
She wrote: “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where N*zi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Lucasfilm released a statement about her comments at the time, they wrote: “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.”
Despite the backlash, Carano still managed to get work with the Daily Wire, appearing in the movies, My Son Hunter and Terror on the Prairie.
Journalist Richard Newby later tweeted his thoughts on her projects after the success she had working with Disney: “I’ll never stop laughing at the fact that she could’ve had her own Star Wars series, toys, books, comics, apparel.
“She was that close. She didn’t just fumble the bag, she dumped it out, put it over her head, and cut off her air supply.”
Carano responded to his comments and called him out for joining in with the “manipulated mob” that was out to get her, claiming he was a “sell-out journalist.”
She responded: “I didn’t fumble the bag I just didn’t go along with the sell out narrative, the online mob couldn’t handle that so they petitioned to have me fired & won. I’m not sorry for that. I stood for what I believe the right thing to do was & the more time that goes by the better I feel.
“The genuine bag fumble is sell-out journalists like you who sold out America and stopped asking questions to be liked by a fickle manipulated mob. That is what you valued and that will be your legacy.”
Carano has spoken out about her situation before and how people were quick to turn on her after her comments, she shared her thoughts on “cancel culture” last year with Fox News, claiming she feels it’s “extremely dangerous.”
She said: “I feel like cancel culture is extremely dangerous,” adding: “I think it starts putting us on the line of kind of like a social credit score. And corporations are going to win that battle. They’re going to win the social credit score.”
It’s clear she didn’t feel any remorse for her comments, or see the issue with what she was putting out there. Most importantly, the effect her words had on millions of Jewish people.
Carano went on to say: “They’re going to win the popularity battle because they have access to manipulating even the data, but they have access to manipulating the masses, whereas that robs from the individual.”
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