Gina Carano has spoken out about her rejection by Lucasfilm due to the backlash from several of her controversial posts on social media.
Then The mandalorian star was criticized for an Instagram post comparing “hating someone for their political beliefs” to the Jewish genocide in Nazi Germany. Star Wars The production company announced last week that “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
Now, In an interview with ex New York Times Columnist Bari Weiss, also an outspoken advocate for the “cancellation culture,” Carano says she found out about his firing “through social media, like everyone else.” But she didn’t seem surprised by the reaction.
“At the beginning of last year, before The mandalorian he left, [Lucasfilm] he wanted me to use his exact words for an apology for the use of pronouns, “he recalled from an earlier controversy.” I refused and offered a statement in my own words. I made it clear that I wanted nothing to do with making fun of the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to mob abuse by forcing people to put pronouns in their bio. ”
After that, Carano says, the company excluded her from all press and promotion of The Mandalorian. “That was heartbreaking, but I didn’t want to take the hard work away from everyone who worked on the project, so I said it was okay,” he shared. “That was the last time I was contacted about any kind of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm.”
Last week, a Lucasfilm spokesperson told ET in a statement: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. However, her posts on social media denigrate people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable. “
Carano’s firing came after the actress shared several controversial political posts to social media that generated a backlash among fans.
In one post, Carano compared America’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany, with comments comparing conservative Republicans to the Jewish people they targeted for their beliefs.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers, but by their neighbors … even by children. Because history is edited, most people today do not realize that to get to the To the point where Nazi soldiers could easily arrest thousands of Jews the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that different from hating someone for their political opinions? “stated Carano’s post, which was a screenshot of someone else’s Instagram post.
Carano also shared a meme with an image of the face of a person covered in masks that mocked the mask mandates related to the California coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, he spoke to Weiss about claims of anti-Semitism related to a last tweet, which used works of art that resembled an infamous East London mural called “Freedom for Humanity”, which many felt used stereotypical depictions of Jewish men in its cartoon about the class struggle for power. In the version of the artwork that Carano shared, the faces had been changed.
“I was totally shocked and confused when certain people said he was anti-Semitic,” he said. “Then when I went to remove it, I noticed that the image was not the same one that people were referring to. Honestly, I was confused: should I remove it or leave it up? I still don’t know the answer to that question, because taking it down just does let the mafia attack you more. “
“The image for me was a statement that people need to come together and stand up, stop being so manipulated by the powers that be that they think they know what’s best for you and play with our lives,” he continued. “My heart has only had the utmost respect and love for the Jewish community.”
The posts, which sparked multiple hashtags among fans calling for Carano’s termination from the show, are the latest examples of politically charged posts that have generated a backlash toward the outspoken conservative actress and declared supporter of Donald Trump.
Carano has been a recurring main character in The mandalorian from the first season.