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This Is The Way: Fired ‘Mandalorian’ Star Sues Disney, Lucasfilm After Elon Musk Offer

This Is The Way: Fired ‘Mandalorian’ Star Sues Disney, Lucasfilm After Elon Musk Offer

In February of 2021, two stars of Disney’s The Mandalorian made Nazi and Holocaust analogies in political statements.

Lucasfilm, owned by Disney, fired one of them. And now she’s suing.

In the first instance, Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal made a now-deleted Instagram post likening Trump supporters losing the 2020 election to the Confederacy and Nazi Germany losing in 1865 and 1945. In 2018, Pascal compared Jews in a Nazi concentration camp to ‘children in cages‘ (using a 2010 photo of Palestinian children waiting to be fed at a soup kitchen).

In the second instance, actress Gina Carano, who played former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune – was fired from the show and dropped by her agency after she shared a TikTok post comparing the current divided political climate to the treatment of Jewish people in pre-WWII Germany, saying that “the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews.”

The hypocrisy did not go unnoticed:

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm had planned on giving Carano her own show before she expressed her opinions.

Carano also drew criticism fro the left for mocking pronouns, putting “boop/bop/beep” in her Twitter bio.

Carano’s other ‘crime’ was mocking masks during the pandemic. 

Now, Carano is suing…

In a Tuesday post on X, Carano laid out what happened, and why she’s suing.

After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm & there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural & religious identities are abhorrent & unacceptable.”
 
Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time. My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist. It was a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me.

Look at why I was called a transphobe–for making droid noises from Star Wars? “Beep, bop, boop” was obviously directed to the online bullies and did not in any way denigrate transgender people.
 
Were my questions about masks, lockdowns & forced vaccines ok to ask & push the subject into the light?
Should we have been allowed to publicly discuss those topics at that time without being harassed or censored? Absolutely.

Carano goes on to explain that “A couple months ago @ElonMusk tweeted that if you had been fired from using the platform (X) for exercising your right to free speech, he would like to offer these people legal representation.”

Some time later, Carino received an email from a lawyer hired by X to explore her case.

Carano then thanked Musk and X, and says she would love to keep acting.


Tue, 02/06/2024 – 16:50

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