The 'uncancelable' Gina Carano fights back: How sacked 'Mandalorian' star is making a comeback
Gina Carano fight with Hollywood is finally coming to an end with her upcoming movie ‘Terror On The Prairie’
It has been more than a year since ‘The Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano was fired and canceled from Hollywood over a slew of controversial tweets she made on social media. One of the tweets referred to how being a Republican in the United States today is like being a Jew during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Gina played the character of Cara Dunes in the first two seasons of Disney plus’ hit series ‘The Mandalorian’ which was set in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe before the controversy. Although it seemed like it was the end of her Hollywood journey, TV personality Meghan McCain says that the actress is fighting back.
“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”, a Lucasfilm spokesperson had said in a statement back in 2021 when she got fired. However, a source close to Lucasfilm had said, “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw”, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Gina Carano’s ‘The Mandalorian’ controversy:
Carano was facing the wrath of fans on social media back in February 2021, owing to the many now deleted controversial posts on her Instagram Story. The 40-years-old star had shared the posts on her story late on February 9, 2021, and in one of them, she had compared today’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany which cost her career.
Meghan McCain’s take on Gina Carano
According to a report in Daily Mail, McCain, who interviewed Gina, believes that "Gina was brave enough to think for herself. But that's not allowed in the oppressive, hyper-woke environment in which we now all live. And she paid the price professionally. Gina was targeted for speaking out about the government's handling of the COVID-19, the forced use of gender pronouns and the perception of election fraud as well. But not apologizing for what she said and thinks it resonates even more today."
Gina, on the other hand, told McCain: “It was so confusing to me to be called anti-Semitic for that tweet by people who hadn't even read the tweet. I don't feel like I did anything wrong. I understand now that there's words that can be better used and that are certainly more sensitive. But if people read it now after a year or more has passed and they look at it and they think: Wait a second, there's no way you just canceled for that”.
The 'Fast and the Furious' actress added, “If this can happen to me then this can happen to anyone. We have kids that don't need to go through all of this. We need to show these kids that we can have conversations. Some of us are going to be very proud of what we have done here. A lot of people are going to feel a little bit shame for not participating in making this world a better place than it was. I saw the hatred in the Hollywood scene… the blinders are lifted and I see Hollywood for what it is. I see the virtue-signaling. I don't like to wish bad things on anyone, but I think that there needs to be some accountability for there to be healing in America and in the entertainment industry. I think the head of the snake is going to have to get cut off a couple of these massive corporations”.
'The Deadpool’ actress also spoke about how it was not even 24 hours since she got fired from Disney that she had already started fighting back. She said, “The best thing that my dad ever told me was, 'if you want to have a birthday party, you better throw it yourself. Hollywood is just somewhere in California. And Hollywood is not art”.
Gina's comeback movie
Gina is finally making a comeback with ‘Terror On The Prairie’ movie, which has been produced by The Daily Wire. According to reports, The Daily Mail intends to create a movie business for artists who have been ousted from Hollywood.
In her official statement to the Deadline while announcing her partnership with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, Gina, an MMA fighter turned actress said: “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams to develop and produce my own film come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them”. ‘Terror On The Prairie’ will see Gina essaying the character of Hattie McAllister, who is a pioneer mother defending her children from outlaws while her husband is away.