Cancel culture has claimed another victim, Star Wars franchise actress Gina Carano lost her livelihood after a controversial social media post spurned the hashtag #FireGinaCarano.
The actress was dropped from Disney+ smash hit series The Mandalorian and her talent agency UTA, after Twitter users exploded with contempt over an Instagram Live post that inferred being a conservative in America in 2021 is like being Jewish during the Holocaust.
“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,”
In a follow up, she captioned a photo of a person wearing a face full of cloth masks with: “Meanwhile in California.” Carano deleted both posts when Twitter users began spamming accounts for Disney, their streaming service, crown jewel Star Wars, and producer Lucasfilm to #FireGinaCarano from her show.
Wednesday wasn’t the first time the former MMA star crossed Twitter, last year her posts gained negative attention for skewing conservative and implying support for former President Trump during the election.
Carano pissed off liberal tweeters when she refused to add pronouns to her social media profile to indicate support of the transgender community, then eventually responded to the barrage of online assaults by adding “beep/boop/bop” – the sound of droids make in Star Wars.
When #FireGinaCarano started trending in November, she tried explaining the profile change wasn’t meant to mock the trans community, her intention was to expose the “bullying” mob mentality. Carano later removed the words, admitting she hadn’t comprehended their meaning, but co-star Pedro Pascal, who has a trans sister, “helped her understand” why people were putting pronouns into their bios.
“I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to,” the actress asserted once she knew. “I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & [support] freedom to choose.”
She survived the first #FireGinaCarano, but the former fan favorite took some hard hits. Carano was a rising star at Disney+ and LucasFilm had planned to give her the leading role on a spinoff series, but abandoned the plans by December’s investors’ day presentation in wake of the controversy.
The production company has reportedly been waiting for “a reason to fire her for two months,” and when woke Twitter was outraged that persecution on a basis of political views had been