Ted Cruz labeled Gina Carano a victim of cancellation culture after the actor was fired from The Mandalorian for his rhetoric on social media.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas labeled Gina Carano a victim of the cancellation culture after the now ex The mandalorian The star was fired by Lucasfilm and Disney for his comments and rhetoric on social media.
“Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not an emotionally tortured Jedi,” Cruz wrote in Twitter. “She played a woman who kicked butt and the girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled.”
Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not an emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked butt and was admired by girls. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled it.
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 11, 2021
Carano was fired after posting a story on Instagram comparing the treatment of today’s conservatives to the experiences of the Jewish people during the Holocaust. In his post, he noted how fascist influence made it easier for the Nazis to persecute Jews by making the rest of the world hate them. He ended the post by asking, “How is that different from hating someone for their political opinions?” The post led to the hashtags #FireGinaCarano and #CancelDisneyPlus trending on Twitter.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said at the time of her firing. “However, your social media posts that denigrate people for their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
This is not the first time that Carano’s posts on social media have sparked controversy. He included “beep / bop / boop” in his Twitter bio instead of pronouns, which was seen as a mockery of the transgender community. He also discouraged the wearing of masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and questioned the results of the 2020 presidential elections.
Disney had plans to give Carano his Star Wars derivative show. However, his posts on social media caused the company to ignore that idea. “[Disney] I’ve been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw, “said a source with information about the situation. Some speculated that Carano would play a role in the next New Republic Rangers TV series, which was announced on Disney Investor Day 2020.
Created by Jon Favreau, The mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, and Giancarlo Esposito. Season 3 has yet to receive a release date.
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