Gina Carano, the actress who plays Cara Dune on Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian, is once again getting flack for things she’s shared on social media.
Carano shared the posts on her story late Tuesday night. One of the posts she shared compared today’s divided political climate to 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 How is that any different from hating someone for their political views,” the post, which was originally made on a different Instagram account, read.
Gina Carano shared a meme that compared the plight of the Jews in Nazi Germany to the plight of Trump-loving, MAGA supporters under the Joe Biden administration.
She also shared this meme:
Personally, this meme disturbs me the most. It takes a particular type of garbage person to downplay the importance of wearing a face-covering during a deadly pandemic. There’s no denying the meme comparing Jews in Nazi Germany to Trump supporters was tasteless and moronic. Downplaying the importance of wearing a mask during an active pandemic can get people killed. It’s worse because it downplays the genuine threat we all face.
Anyone who discourages others from wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic deserves a special place in Hell.
#FireGinaCarano is dumb
People are calling for Disney to fire Gina Carano. On Twitter, they’re using #FireGinaCarano to get their point across. Although I think Gina Carano is a terrible person, I do not want Disney to fire her. Doing so would only make her more of a hero with the diehard MAGA crowd.
I learned a long time ago to separate the artist from the art. Not that I would say what Gina Carano brings to The Mandalorian is necessarily art. She mostly stands in the background with a scowl on her face holding her giant gun. And there’s nothing wrong with that. This is Star Wars.
I’m capable of watching The Mandalorian without thinking about Gina Carano’s views. If her co-stars can get along with her, I don’t think what she shares on social media should matter.
Gina Carano will now have more free time to post spicy memes on social media. LucasFilms announced they do not currently employ her, and there are no plans for her to be used by them in the future. They’re moving on without her.
Does this mean she was fired? Technically, no. Unless she was under contract, she was not working for them. Deciding you’re not going to work with someone in the future is not firing them.
Will the MAGA crowd understand that? Probably not.