The American actress Gina Carano, who was recently fired from the series “The Mandalorian” after comparing the current political situation in the US with that of Nazi Germany, accused Disney and Lucasfilm last Sunday of intimidating their employees.
“I was prepared at any moment to be fired, because I have seen this happen to many people. I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I have seen the harassment that takes place. […] They left Twitter, they stopped talking, they show up on their red carpets and they are depressed and sad, ”Carano said during an interview on The Ben Shapiro Show.
“I thought: ‘They’re coming for me, I know they’re coming.’ They were making it very obvious through their employees that they were coming for me. And then I thought that I am going to fall fighting and that I am going to remain true to myself ”, stressed the actress, who played the role of Cara Dune.
Likewise, Carano denounced the double standard policy that he feels exists in Lucasfilm, which is owned by Disney, comparing his case with that of Pedro Pascal. The protagonist of ‘The Mandalorian’ in 2018 compared undocumented children held in cages on the southern border of the United States to Jews in concentration camps, but was not fired.
“I will not fall without a fight”
On the other hand, Carano promised to fight against the culture of cancellation, a concept that consists of withdrawing support or ‘canceling’ a person who said or did something offensive or questionable. “My body is still shaking. It is still devastating. But what about the idea of this happening to someone else, especially someone who can’t handle this the way I can? No, they cannot do that. They are not going to make people feel that way, ”said Carano.
“If I give in, it will make it okay for these companies, which have a history of lying, to lie and do this to other people. And they have done it to other people. And I’m not going to fall without a fight, “added the actress.
Carano was fired in mid-February after stating on her Instagram account that being a Republican in the US today is like being a Jew during the Holocaust. The statements sparked outrage on the Internet, while a Lucasfilm spokesperson called them “abhorrent and unacceptable.”
However, the actress stated on Sunday that her intention behind the now-deleted post was to “bring people together,” though she added that she had learned that she should have been more careful when using the word “Nazi.” “When you say the word ‘Nazi’ and when you call someone ‘Nazi’, you should have a little more respect,” said Carano.