“I’ll go swing”
Actress Gina Carano, who was recently fired from the cast of “The Mandalorian,” does not take the path of apology preferred by many celebrities who violate the culture of rejection.
Instead, it targets the Disney + and Lucasfilm executives who booted them two weeks ago and call them “bullies,” Deadline reported.
“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve clearly seen so much of the bullying that has taken place, and I’ve seen it before,” Carano told The Daily Wire’s conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in her first interview since his displacement, which will be broadcast on his show on Sunday. “I’m not the only one who’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know it very well.”
She added, “I could share a story that would change things in the media, but I can’t because it would sell out a friend. … Everyone is scared of losing their job.”
Carano, 38, who played bounty hunter Cara Dune in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, has been fired from the show for her controversial social media posts.
The “Star Wars” giant made no secret of why it was canceled, ripping off “their social media posts that vilify people based on their cultural and religious identity” in what they described as “hideous and unacceptable”.
The former MMA fighter told Shapiro, who she recently signed a film deal with, that she knew executives watched her long before she was fired.
“Do you know how boxers sometimes go head hunting and forget to choose the body? I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever, just certain people in this company … I feel like I’m on a head hunt (…) and you can feel it. Just a few weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist to delete my character and place another character. He proudly announces this on Twitter, deletes my character and uses a different character. All Cara Dune fans were just outraged. They read, “Why didn’t you add the character?” Why did you have to take off the character? Is something wrong? Is Gina getting fired? “
Carano said a Disney employee mistakenly sent her a corporate email about her after social media responded to her posts.
“You accidentally sent me an email that was very insightful, so I knew. I knew they were paying attention. I know there were some people who flew for me, but I know they didn’t win in the end. “
Carano’s most controversial message – and the one that apparently was the last straw – came when she shared a picture from Nazi Germany and compared it to today’s overheated political climate.
“Jews were not beaten on the street by Nazis, but by their neighbors…. even from children, ”explained her contribution.
Another photo in Carano’s Instagram story showed a person wearing multiple masks on their face and head, with the caption, “Meanwhile in California.”
According to the Deadline, Carano will announce to Shapiro that she has no intention of going back on what she said or becoming less open just to please Hollywood executives.
“I was always ready to be fired because I saw this happen to so many people,” Carano will say. “I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying and when this started they point their guns at you and you know it’s only a matter of time. I’ve seen so many people do it happened, and I just thought to myself (…): “You are coming for me, I know that it is you.” You make it very clear through your co-workers who come for me, and so I thought: ‘Me will go swinging and be true to myself. ‘ “