Lucasfilm has publicly stated that actress Gina Carano from the Disney+ streaming series “The Mandalorian,” will not be appearing in any future series. The film company has claimed that her social media posts expressing her conservative views are abhorrent and unacceptable.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson in a statement:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilms 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.”
This came after she used an analogy comparing the hatred of Jews in Nazi Germany with the hatred towards conservatives in current U.S. politics. “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 posted on Instagram.
The Gateway Pundit pointed out that a fellow actor on the Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, also used a Nazi analogy on social media, but used it comparing Trump and his supporters to Nazi’s and did not receive the same treatment from Lucasfilm.
A film star under fire
Carano was already under fire from left-wing social media attackers for her conservative views on fraud in the U.S. election and about wearing masks. It led to accusations of her being anti-science, racist, and transphobic.
“I never said I don’t wear their precious masks. If someone prefers that I wear a mask around them or in their business. I respect them & I do. If someone doesn’t want to wear a mask. I respect them too. With all the misinformation, I understand either way,” Carano tweeted as a response to attacks from leftists on social media.
The conflict with Carano is an example of what many refer to as “cancel culture.” People are ostracized and forced out of their positions in the public scene because of social media posts.
Conservative supporters have started a movement for people to cancel their Disney+ subscriptions. The conflict with Lucasfilm ended up backfiring against the stance they chose to take on her social media posts. The move has also helped the former MMA fighter and actress gain more publicity and a role in an upcoming movie made with Ben Shapiro’s news outlet, The Daily Wire.
Carano said in a statement:
“I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob, I have only just begun using my voice, which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same.”
The movie with Ben Shapiro will be made through The Daily Wire’s filmmaking partnership with Dallas Sonnier and his production company, Bonfire Legend. “We’re eager to bring Gina’s talents to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep canceling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the X-wing to take down their Death Star,” Shapiro said.