Cancel culture strikes again, canceling another American for free speech. On Wednesday, February 10th, Gina Carana, Disney's Mandalorian actress, was fired over an "anti-Semitic" post that she re-shared on her Instagram story, which likened contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews during Nazi-Germany.
"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," read Carano’s post.
"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm, and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," the Lucas Film production company said in a statement regarding Carano's termination.
LucasFilm claims that they strictly terminated relations with Carano due to her comparing today's political divide to the events in Nazi Germany on her social media platform. Yet, when Pedro Pascal, her now-former castmate, posted a now-deleted tweet back in 2020 that compared Trump supporters to Nazis, he received a free pass.
This isn’t the first time the Mandalorian actress has faced controversy. Last year, Carano came under fire for choosing not to put her “preferred“ pronouns in her Twitter bio page to "support trans lives."
"They're mad cuz I won't put pronouns in my bio to show my support for trans lives, after months of harassing me in every way. I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio.. beep/bop/boop. I'm not against trans lives at all. They need to find less abusive representation," She tweeted. Carano has since removed her "preferred" pronouns from her Twitter bio page.
Meanwhile, Pascal, who Disney still employs despite his inaccurate holocaust comparison, has "He/Him" in his Twitter bio page. It seems that the only difference between Carano and Pascal is their “preferred gender pronouns.”
If Lucasfilm genuinely felt that Carano's post was "anti-semitic," then shouldn't Pascal be held to the same standard for his inaccurate comparison? Disney turns a blind eye to real concentration camps with over one million Uighur Muslims in China, where they filmed Mulan last year; this shows their hypocrisy. Disney doesn't have a speech problem, including politically or historically inaccurate comparisons; it seems that their outrage in this matter is purely selective.
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Noelle Fitchett is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles California, who first began speaking out about her conservative views after the city riots. Since then she has become the YAL (Young Americans for Liberty) Spokeswoman for Orange County, a PragerU influencer, and has volunteered for GenZ GOP. She is most passionate about freedom of speech and helping her surrounding communities.