A couple weeks ago, Gina Carano was fired from Lucasfilm and Disney for ‘controversial’ tweets. A statement from Lucasfilm said the following: “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.” Now, Carano speaks out for the first time to tell her side of the story. This past Sunday, she sat down with Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire and finally got to tell her side of things.
Carano Speaks Out – Early Differences
Gina’s first issues with Disney and Lucasfilm arose when she began including Beep. Bop. Boop. in her twitter bio. The transgender community took offense to this. Here is how Gina describes what happened:
“I ended up putting Beep, bop, boop in my Twitter bio…It was 100% towards the Twitter mob telling me what to do, and it had zero to do with trying to go after the transgender Community because I would never do that…I literally said to my friend, ‘let’s put something in my bio just to show I can put whatever I want in my bio’…I just put these noises in my bio, and, uh, there was this crazy meltdown.”Gina Carano
Disney and her publicist told her she needed to meet with their LGBT/transgender people and issue an apology. After meting with them their response according to Gina was:
“And they basically were, you know, just two very gentle people and they were like we’re so, we’re sorry. You stepped in what they call a…a landmine, and we can you know you’re not here against us. They actually reported back to Disney and Lucasfilm, you know, they thought it would be a bad idea if they cancelled me, or if they let this affect anything.”Gina Carano
Carano Speaks Out – Fallout Began early On
Gina and Lucasfilm began a dance around an apology that Gina could not fully agree with. About this time they began cutting her out of publicity for The Mandalorian. Gina describes the atmosphere as such:
“All these Lucasfilm employees are railing me on their websites. One of them, a creative director, had a Go Fund Me and in the Go Fund Me bio its like, this is because or our ignorant actress.”Gina Carano
They wanted her to go on a Zoom call with 40 other people from the LGBT community and Gina said the following:
“I felt like all these people…all your employees are slandering me, the hell out of me right now. Do you think I want to get on a video where they can film it?”Gina Carano
Carano Speaks Out – Things Did Not Improve
This incident, along with a couple minor tweets set the relationship between Gina and Lucasfilm on edge. Gina went on to talk about how she felt Lucasfilm was headhunting her. She described an incident weeks ago where an artist was instructed to remove Cara Dune from a piece and put another character in that spot. The artist proudly announced this on Twitter.
She talked about the bullying nature of ‘this company’ and could cite examples of where she went to bat for others, but she refused to give details to protect the other individual. She said: “Everyone’s afraid of losing their job.”
Carano Speaks Out – The Tweet That Ended It
But it was this final tweet that ended things for good. For those who may not have seen the tweet, here is exactly what Gina Carano posted:
Lucasfilm thought this too much, but Gina talks about how she found out and she says “I found out on the Internet.” Her trending on Twitter was her first notice of her firing.
Gina talks about her admiration for and inspiration from the Jewish people after seeing an old woman on television confront a Nazi, who was confined to a hospital bed, on trial. The Jewish woman forgave the Nazi in court and this inspired Gina. She says:
“So when I posted that, you know, it wasn’t something I felt was controversial. It was something I thought, well, maybe all of us need to ask ourselves how that happened. The post never said anything about Republicans or Conservatives. It doesn’t say anything about that in there. It was more about, like, you know, people tearing each other apart. I thought it would be more of a thing where you could like bring people together.”Gina Carano
But then she says people need to be more respectful towards Jewish people when using the term Nazi and throwing it around.
“But now after hearing so much, and I’ve actually grown through the experience of just knowing that…It’s not fair to the Jewish community to just throw this out here so much. When you say the word Nazi and call someone Nazi you need to have a little more respect.”Gina Carano
Carano Speaks Out – Her Final Thoughts
Gina went on to say at the end:
“I have love for everyone. I am not a hateful person. In fact, I go out of my way and have gone out of my way my entire life not to be a hateful person. I fought in the ring and do have hot blood, but it’s usually hot blood when it deals with people being bullied…and I have a big problem with bullies.”Gina Carano
Ben Shapiro went on to point out tweets from costar Pedro Pascal. Gina said the following about Pedro and their political differences:
“I adore Pedro…adore him,” Gina said. “I know he’s said and done some hurtful things, and I don’t think that posting anybody’s number on social media is okay, but I know he thinks that a lot of the stuff I post, you know, but there’s so much love there still, you know. We had an agreement after we realized we were a little bit politically different. We had an agreement that first and foremost you are a human being and you’re my friend first.”Gina Carano
If you would like to see the interview and hear Gina express her mind, it can be found on Facebook here, or at Dailywire.com. Was Disney right to fire Gina Carano? Or do Gina’s views make sense? Let us know your thoughts, but given the nature please keep all comments respectful.