“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a widely distributed statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano was also dropped by the United Talent Agency, which had been representing her, according to Deadline.
Ted Cruz reacted swiftly on Twitter, “Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”
Many have pointed out the hypocrisy that has become so commonplace with Pedro Pascal’s 2018 comparison to 1944 German concentration camps with border detention centers.
Other reactions on Twitter have gone directly down party lines.
Gina Carano has every characteristic that makes a great woman. Her strength is what the left fears, since they value weakness. Her individuality is what the left fears, since they are hive mind. Her beauty is what the left fears, for they are pink haired and repellant.
Gina Carano wasn’t fired due to Chinese influence. It was because of leftists here in the U.S.
Lucasfilm Bows To Leftist Internet Mob, Fires ‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano
“If you cancel #GinaCarano because of stupid cancel culture, we’ll cancel you! …oh crap we’re doing it too!” But seriously, on the other hand, even if they were obtuse comparisons, there’s no evidence of maliciousness so you didn’t have to fire her.
The #GinaCarano firing suggests the hysteria over wrongthink is escalating. I disagree with many of her views, but I don’t wish to live in a society where those with whom I disagree are driven out of the workplace.
I see #CancelDisneyPlus is trending over MMA fighter #GinaCarano of The Mandalorian fame being cancelled But Disney collaborated with China’s genocidal security services in Xinjiang while filming Mulan, even thanking them in the credits! So shouldn’t Disney cancel themselves?
#GinaCarano SERIOUSLY comparing the treatment of MAGAs in 2021 to the freaking HOLOCAUST?!
I genuinely despise cancel culture, but enough is enough. Way to figuratively prove the point made by Gina Carano
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