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Gina Carano Calls Being Canceled by Disney “Unnecessary”

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In November 2019, The Walt Disney Company launched its very own streaming service, Disney+. The platform was full of classic Disney movies like The Lion King (1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and The Great Mouse Detective (1986), as well as newer hits like Frozen (2013). Then, there were also series that Disney created specifically for Disney+. And one of them took off, becoming a worldwide phenomenon. That was the Star Wars universe series, The Mandalorian. 

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The Mandalorian takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983) and stars Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin, a lone Bounty Hunter who is tasked with retrieving a powerful creature. That creature is “the child” also called Grogu (or Baby Yoda by fans), but instead of giving him to the men who want him, Din Djarin — AKA Mando — decides to protect him.

For the first two seasons of The Mandalorian also starred actress Gina Carano as Cara Dune — a former Rebel shock trooper who became a mercenary after the Galactic Civil War.

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Related: Disney Confirms Mandalorian MOVIE!

Unfortunately, Carano quickly became quite the headache for Disney.

In 2020, all Disney productions came to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When vaccines finally became available, Carano fought against them, claiming they were as safe as mail-in voting, which she also didn’t support. In 2020, she also tweeted conspiracy beliefs that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

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Then, there was the time she compared being a Republican in today’s world to being Jewish in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. And we can’t forget to mention when she openly mocked the use of pronouns. Many Twitter users were adding pronouns to their profiles to show support for the trans community. Carano added “boop/bop/beep”.

Eventually, Disney had enough and terminated Carano, removing her character from future seasons of The Mandalorian.

It’s been three years since Disney and Lucasfilm fired Carano, and she has recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against them. The lawsuit is being funded by none other than X (formerly Twitter) CEO, Elon Musk.

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Carano recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and talked about the lawsuit. But she didn’t show remorse for the things she did. She defended her actions and called her “aggressive” cancellation “unnecessary.”

“Seriously? This was the start of the end for me? A 20-year career, the blood, sweat and tears of fighting? I never compromised myself for a job. I never ended in a bad situation where I did anything inappropriate. I had a clean and clear climb to where I got to and was going to just keep going. And boop/bop/beep was that harmful?”

“You won’t find a perfect person in me, but you will find a person who was doing her absolute best under one of the most aggressive unnecessary cancellations in Hollywood history. This has been one of the toughest growth spurts of my life and I don’t plan on wasting what I have learned.”

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She also praised Elon Musk, saying that he is using his wealth to fight “massive injustice battles.” The actress said that she is looking forward to finally being able to tell her story.

Disney has not commented on the lawsuit.

Do you think Disney should have fired Gina Carano? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

2 comments

  1. Once the asset becomes a liability, it’s terminated. It’s the way every single employer operates. And because these “stars” are so high profile and admired, they are held to even higher standards. To name a few who have been canned for their antics due to their personal life: Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr, Shannon Doherty, Will Smith, Kathy Griffin, etc. As you can see, all of these people are from both sides, but companies cannot afford to have the fall out, especially Disney at this point thanks to Chapek playing both sides. You get a show, there is NEVER a guarantee you will ALWAYS have that role for eternity. Just doesn’t happen. If you’re as good as you say, then finding another gig shouldn’t be a problem. So maybe it’s time to look inside yourself, see if you need to take a little bit of personal accountability, then keep pushing forward.

    • MarĂ­a JesĂşs

      No, she should not have been fired by woke neomarxist Disney, a company that doesn’t believe in free speech.

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