Gina Carano, who plays a feminist badass warrior in the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian, which is showing on Disney+, has been fired for supposedly “abhorrent” social media posts.
Lucasfilm and Disney+ have permanently banned Gina Carano to the dark side, and she also was dropped by talent agency UTA.
Variety reports a representative from Lucasfilm, owned by George Lucas, said Carano’s “social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Upon inspection, her posts reflect fairly mainstream conservative thought with a hint of satire and hyperbole.
“In time, the suffering of your people will persuade you to see our point of view.” – George Lucas, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
The final straw, apparently, was a post questioning what many see as the on-going cancel-culture vilification of conservative speech.
Carano said the precursor to the Holocaust was a campaign by the German government to make average Germans hate Jews. She said neighbors beat Jews before the Nazis rounded them up. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?” she asked.
This question may seem naïve but is it a ‘you are now doomed to wander the galaxy forever without shoes” kind of offense?
Prior to this, Carano posted a photo of a person whose head is literally covered by surgical masks with the satirical caption, “Meanwhile in California … .” This was construed as mocking mask wearing in the pandemic but couldn’t it just be a statement about overkill by health conscious Californians?
Another apparently unpardonable sin is that she refused to take seriously gender-neutral pronouns by updating her Twitter bio with “beep/bop/boop.”
She questioned whether pedophile Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while a prisoner in a top security Manhattan jail. (She’s not alone on that one!)
“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” – George Lucas, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Like tens of millions of Americans, she expressed concern about widespread and actual evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election (or, as the national media insists, she made “baseless claims of election fraud.”)
All of the above is pretty tame stuff when compared with the character (beloved by little girls everywhere) that she plays on The Mandalorian, Carasynthia “Cara” Dune, a Rebel shock trooper and special forces warrior who sacks mighty foes with her formidable combat skills.
A critic in 2019 called Carano’s character “[T]he Feminist Badass We Needed From Star Wars.”
What would Cara Dune say on social media about Lucasfilm’s banishment of Carano to the dark side for daring to voice her opinions about current events, something liberal actors do all the time without censure? She might observe that Lucasfilm and Disney+ make a lot of money from movies people like to watch. But they demand their rebel warriors in real life to either be silent or to closely follow a liberal script when it comes to advocacy and politics.
“Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.” – George Lucas