In the wake of being fired by Lucasfilm from her role in the Star Wars spinoff series “The Mandalorian,” actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano has decided to partner up with the Daily Wire and star in and produce another film.
Carano announced this decision on Friday, February 12 — two days after Lucasfilm had announced her firing.
Carano Takes a Stand Against Cancel Culture
Disney’s decision to fire Carano is being described as a blatantly politically motivated hit. Her firing had nothing to do with her preface in her role in “The Mandalorian,” nor was it in any discernible way connected with the popularity and performance of the show itself. Rather, Carano was fired because of a post that she made on Instagram.
What Was in This Offending Post?
Carano has been a vocal supporter of former president Donald Trump in the past, but the post in question compared the persecution of conservatives for their political opinions to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.
Specifically, it described how the Nazi government was able to mobilize the population to get them to harass and attack Jews and that people were made to feel that such behavior was acceptable. Carano’s point appears to be that that milder form of persecution, once deemed acceptable, eventually escalated to something much worse and that, if we aren’t careful, something similar could easily happen with respect to leftists persecuting conservatives.
The post read in part, “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors… [T]o get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them for simply being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Disney Fired Carano
Disney — which owns Lucasfilm and uses it to produce Star-Wars-related shows and films — cut ties with Carano over this statement.
In response, the Daily Wire has agreed to let Carano produce and star in a film of her own. “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true,” said Carano. She remained defiant in the wake of her firing, saying, “I am sending a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob… They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
People have been canceling their Disney+ subscriptions in droves in response to the decision to fire Carano.
Details on what the film will be about or when it will be released are not yet available.