Mandalorian cast members Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano at the premiere of the television series in Los Angeles, Calif., November 13, 2019 (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Gina Carano, the actress who plays Cara Dune on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, has been fired by Lucasfilm for her social media posts. As has become typical, the justification for the firing is not only slippery as hell, it is reflective of a glaring double-standard that its architects are not even attempting to hide:
Here’s what Carano wrote:
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 than hating someone for their political views?
This is fairly stupid, as are most things said on the Internet.
My cmnt: This is not a stupid comment from Carano. She is, if anything, simply pointing up the obvious. Yes, there were multiple historical and cultural forces at work to produce the Holocaust, but Carano is correct in asserting that government – with its unparalleled ability to adversely affect the lives of its citizens – in America by the democrats is a subversive force for evil when they encourage neighbors to spy on neighbors and report them for the unscientific and purely political reasons that they are not properly social distancing or wearing a face diaper.
But, stupid or not, it has no obvious connection to the explanation that Lucasfilm gave, which was that Carano’s
social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.
But “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities” is simply not what Carano did. Instead, she said that the Holocaust happened because the government made people hate their neighbors for their religion and identity, and suggested that political hatreds could end up the same way. I don’t agree with Carano on that, and I don’t like Holocaust comparisons anyhow. But her argument here is not “denigrating” anyone, so much as it is asking for an extension of tolerance into the political, as well as the religious, realm.
Perhaps Lucasfilm has a hard policy against its employees casually drawing comparisons with the Holocaust?
This tweet — published by Pedro Pascal, who plays the Mandalorian — is also stupid.
My cmnt: Well here Cooke got it right but for the wrong reason. Pascal’s comparison of Obama putting illegal immigrant children in cages, while certainly evil on Obama’s part, and stupid for attributing it to President Trump, is nothing at all like the Holocaust. Evil democrats encouraging desperate parents to send their children illegally to America so they can make future illegal democrat voters out of them is the root of this photo above, not because American’s hate illegal immigrants or their children.
More important, though: it is an example of precisely the same thing as Carano’s. Pascal is not “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities,” either. Instead, he is extrapolating a politicized “this is how this starts” theory out so far until it hits the Holocaust. Why is one acceptable and the other not? Because those doing the firing agree with Pascal’s underlying message, but disagree with Carano’s. That’s why.
Well, and because they’ve been trying to fire Carano for ages. Per the Hollywood Reporter:
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” a source with knowledge of Lucasfilm’s thinking tells THR.
Disney+ fans previously called for Carano to be fired following her anti-mask tweets last November. She also previously “made light of people including their preferred pronouns on social media by adding ‘beep/bop/boop’ to her Twitter bio,” a move that some viewed as transphobic.
“Anti-mask tweets” and a “beep/bop/boop” bio that “some viewed as transphobic”? What a bunch of babies we’ve become.
My cmnt: Well, wrong again. “We” is too inclusive. The babies are the democrats and their woke constituents, especially college age democrats who have been brainwashed their whole lives by liberal parents, the public schools, movies, TV and whatever college or university they attended. Republicans, especially conservative, Christian Republicans (like Gina Carano) are not only not part of this ridiculous cabal of wokeness but are in fact actively resisting this nonsense while they are still free.
This is not the way.