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Gina Carano, the actress who plays the character Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, has been fired by Disney, owned Lucasfilm.
After several months in which the left has managed to trend the hashtag #FireGinaCarano, Lucasfilm has finally succumbed to the harassment and decided to fire her for merely expressing her conservative views on social media.
In a statement on Wednesday, the company has stated that “Gina Carano is no longer employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be employed by Lucasfilm in the future. Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identity are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
After several months of harassment from the left, due to some publications of the actress in which she was critical of the left and the Democratic Party, Disney took advantage of a publication of Gina Carano on Instagram -which is no longer available- to justify her dismissal.
In this Instagram story, the actress and former mixed martial arts fighter showed a photo depicting Nazi-era German children harassing and assaulting a Jewish woman running half-naked down the street trying to flee.
Gina Carano accompanied the photo with the following caption: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers, but by their neighbors… even by children. Because history is edited, many people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily execute thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply because they were Jewish. Is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
It is puzzling that for this she is accused of anti-Semitism or “denigrating people because of their cultural or religious identity.” It sounds like a very hasty excuse on the part of Lucasfilm and Disney. The truth is that, following this publication, in a Blietzkrig-style strike, Lucasfilm executed its particular “Order 66,” fulminating Gina Carano. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an informed Lucasfilm source said that “[Lucasfilm] had been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
In reality, it appears that those who have attacked her and gotten her fired are those who have displayed extreme intolerance and hostility towards opinions different from their own.
Gina Carano, victim of progressive cancellation culture
The left’s harassment towards Gina Carano gained strength last November when the actress shared certain publications in which she showed her concern about the possible electoral fraud, and in which she criticized some measures imposed by the Democratic rulers with the excuse of the pandemic, such as the compulsory wearing of masks.
Carano’s publication on the harassment of Republicans has become a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy, which only proves her right. Those who boast of tolerance and anti-fascism are the ones who behave like the Nazis to which the actress alludes. With this abhorrent and unacceptable move, Lucasfilm is siding with the bullies and bigots, firing a person simply for not being a leftist.
The most ironic thing about this whole situation is that, using progressive language, both her Cara Dune character and Gina Carano herself embody the ideal of the “empowered intersectional feminist” woman, monopolized and instrumentalized by the left.
The actress was born in Texas in 1982, with Italian, English, Scottish, German, Dutch and Mohawk ancestry. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There she coached the women’s basketball team to a state title. She played softball and volleyball. She came to be considered the third best MMA fighter in the world and made the jump to television as a gladiator on American Gladiators.
Before co-starring in The Mandalorian, she appeared in the action films Haywire, Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool, among others. In 2012 ActionFest awarded her the “Chuck Norris Award” for best female action star of the year. In 2013 she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for best action actress.
In 2008 she was ranked number five of the top ten most influential women on the “Yahoo!” list. She was number 16 on the Maxim list in 2009 and shared the cover of ESPN Body magazine with Serena Williams.
But all this, which would make her the archetype of the woman dreamed by progressivism, does not make her worthy of being defended neither by the left, nor by feminists, nor by the “inclusive” Disney, on the contrary, she has been harshly and mercilessly attacked until she was fired. Why? Because she doesn’t share their political views.
Gina Carano is the latest victim of the leftist cancellation culture, which could be summed up with the following pun: “don’t share your political views if you don’t share our political views.”
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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