Gina Carano, The Mandalorian actress who was fired for her controversial social media posts, is claiming that she found out about the whole thing on social media which is very poetic, considering this is all happening bc of her shady online activity.
ICYMI: Disney confirmed that Carano “was no longer an employee,” after the actress compared being a conservative in America to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. She also belittled and mocked the use of pronouns.
Now, in an interview with journalist Bari Weiss, Gina Carano has claimed that she found out about her firing from the Star Wars spinoff “through social media, like everyone else.”
“Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio,” Carano said in the interview.
Gina Carano in The Mandalorian on Disney+.
She also claimed that she’s been banished from any further press opps to promote the second season of The Mandalorian.
“That was heartbreaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said ok,” she said of being barred from promo. “That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm.”
Disney’s statement regarding Carano’s firing from the series read:
“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.”
Deadline reports that Gina Carano is now working on a new film with Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire. On Friday, Carano told the publication:
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
PEDESTRIAN.TV has reached out to Disney for a comment.
The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.