“Two weeks to slow the double standard”: “Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano responds to Whoopi Goldberg’s suspension

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Actress Gina Carano from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian isn’t happy about Whoopi Goldberg’s suspension either.

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Goldberg was suspended for two weeks by ABC New President Kimberly Godwin after Goldberg made comments on Monday’s episode of ABC’s The View, saying the Holocaust was “not about race,” but rather about “man’s inhumanity to man,” which led to an immediate outcry online.

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Goldberg’s co-hosts are reportedly unhappy about the decision on ABC’s part to take disciplinary action against Goldberg, and some fans of The View are angered by Goldberg’s suspension, some threatening a boycott of the series citing the news network’s “double standard” in suspending Goldberg for her comments while a former co-host, Meagan McCain, never received similar consequences for comments she made over the years than some felt were inflammatory.

But others, like actress Gina Carano, who was fired by Disney for comments she made referring to the Holocaust feel there’s been a “double standard,” but from a different angle.

Last February, Carano was fired from her role as Cara Dune on Disney+’s The Mandalorian for comments she made in an Instagram post, which read:

“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?”

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement regarding her termination. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

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Carano has taken to Twitter this week to give clarity to her Instagram post from February 2021, to show her support for the Jewish community, and to call for “conversation over cancellation.”

Carano tweeted that she never once said that “Republicans were being treated like Jews in the Holocaust.”

Carano also tweeted about her support for the Jewish community, saying that last year, when she was fired by Disney for her comments, it was a Jewish man, Ben Shapiro, who reached out to her.

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Goldberg’s suspension came on Tuesday of this week. Goldberg made her comments during Monday’s episode of The View, after which Goldberg appeared on the Late Night with Stephen Colbert Show and doubled down on her comments from earlier that day. Later on Monday, she made an apology, and on Tuesday’s episode, she made an apology on-air.

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