Gina Carano, the actress who plays Cara Dune on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian,” was fired by Lucasfilm. I saw the note yesterday, and the company’s explanation which was that Carano’s
“…social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
From this I presumed that the actress had posted something that was racist or otherwise bigoted and hateful—constitutional speech, but not a public opinion that an organization dependent on widespread public favor is obligated to tolerate from its employees. Then today, I saw what she wrote, which was,
“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?”
She did not denigrate anyone based on their cultural and religious identities. LucasFilm’s statement is a lie, and indeed is very close to defamation. Carano should sue. Meanwhile, Pedro Pascal, who plays the Mandalorian in the same series, tweeted out this idiocy in 2018:
So LucasFilm (that’s really Disney, in case you’re confused) has no policy against Holocaust comparisons no matter how misleading and irresponsible. It just has an ad hoc policy that criticism of the American Left is impermissible, while criticism using the same analogies aimed at the Trump administration was just fine. Not only is a performer required to do the work he or she has contracted with the company to do, it must not disagree with or criticize that company’s favored political views.
The actress was apparently under “double secret probation” because Disney’s woke fans were angry with her for expressing anti-mask views and mocking people who include their preferred pronouns in their social media profiles, a Level 5 virtue-signalling, pathologically woke and silly practice that deserves mockery as much as anything I can think of right now. Thus her third strike of non-conforming views was distorted by LucasFilm/Disney and used to both to smear and punish her.
Such a practice represents a serious attack on freedom of speech, association, expression and thought.
Please respond appropriately.