The Disney-owned LucasFilms production company has removed conservative actress Gina Carano from The Mandalorian amid backlash from her social media post likening modern-day Republicans to the Jews during the Holocaust.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” Carano writes. “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.”
The post that generated the most controversy was a screenshot of another person’s post that she then posted onto her own Instagram account. The post compared the current politically divisive culture in the U.S. to Nazi Germany.
Here’s what the Washington Post reported.
“As Carano has been an outspoken supporter of former president Donald Trump and has often complained about backlash against her conservative opinions, many critics took the post as her equating Republicans with Jews in Nazi Germany. The post has since been deleted, but not before fans captured the moment and shared it widely. Critics called for the actress to be fired for her online rhetoric under the hashtag #FireGinaCarano, which trended on Twitter on Wednesday.”
Lucasfilm, a production company that is owned by Disney, said in a statement:
“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.”
Disney fired 38-year-old Carano, yet rehired James Gunn who wrote sexually explicit social media posts, some of which mentioned children. That’s a rather strong message, forgiving what Gunn said but punishing Carano for sympathizing with those who share her political beliefs — the side Disney opposes.
Because of her social media posts, Carano has also lost her spot at talent agency U.T.A. They dropped her after she posted the offensive content as well.
The Daily Mail highlighted other things that Carano did on social media that triggered leftists, including when she put “beep/bop/boop” in her bio on Twitter instead of listing pronounces.
“They’re mad cuz I won’t put pronouns in my bio to show my support for trans lives,” Carano wrote in September. “After months of harassing me in every way, I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio…beep/bop/boop. I’m not against trans lives at all. They need to find less abusive representation.”
The Daily Mail also highlighted a tweet from Carano following the 2020 election that was considered by some to be controversial.
“We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today,” Carano wrote. “Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system.”
It’s worth noting that many of the things that Carano said in that tweet have been things that conservatives have long championed, like requiring voter ID laws. In that tweet, Carano did not promote the claim that the election was stolen and rather appeared to focus on how people did not feel confident in the outcome of the election.