Fired Star Wars: The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano is using the Whoopi Goldberg drama to take a swipe at the media’s role in her own “cancellation.”
In a recent tweet, Carano asked if “journalists have completely given up on research,” and claimed that she never actually said Republicans were being treated like Jews during the Holocaust.
Have journalists completely given up on research?
Nowhere did I say Republicans were being treated like Jews in the Holocaust.
I shared a meme, I translated into: Don’t let the government pit you against each other or history tells us that could go wrong https://t.co/drNTkbJEyI
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) February 3, 2022
To Carano’s point, she didn’t actually say that in the now infamous Instagram post that cost her her job at Lucasfilm in 2021.
Carano’s Instagram post read…
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors… even by children… 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 from hating someone for their political views?”
While it can be inferred that she was talking about the demonization of conservatives by the (predominately liberal) mainstream media, she didn’t actually say Republicans were treated like Jews during the Holocaust.
Nonetheless, Lucasfilm terminated her despite an apology and despite being “re-educated” by Disney HR.
Whoopi Goldberg, on the other hand, literally said that the Holocaust was “not about race” and that the Holocaust was just about “two white groups of people.”
Carano seems to be indicating that the media is at least partly responsible for her abrupt termination.
Both Carano and Goldberg’s overall intentions seemed similar in that they believe humans need to stop de-humanizing one another, despite how that ultimately came out in each case.
However Carano was terminated while Goldberg was simply given a two-week suspension. While each actress’ political leanings are likely a huge factor in how they were dealt with, it could be that each individual division of Disney chose to deal with the situation differently. Carano worked for Lucasfilm, while Goldberg works for ABC.
Disney has walked ‘cancellations’ back before, so there’s a possibility that Carano could one day be asked to return. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn was terminated because of a decade old pedo joke, but was reinstated a few months later.
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