Gina Carano Fired by Lucasfilm When Her Tweets Were Deemed Offensive, Double Standard Found

Gina Carano turned into Martyr in the Culture Wars as she was fired by Lucasfilm for her tweets.



2021-02-12 3 min read

Photographed Above: Padro Pascal and Gina Carano. Actors Starring in The Mandalorian 

Gina Carano, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian

Gina Carano starred as Cara Dune in the Disney+ Series, the Mandalorian, and was slated to reprise her role in a future Disney+ series featuring the character

On February 11th 2021, Gina Carano was fired by Disney for a tweet that was deemed offensive. A Lucasfilm spokesperson shared this  with the press on the matter:

Carano is “not currently employed” by the Disney-owned studio and there were “no plans for her to be in the future.”

The spokesperson then added Carano’s posts:

“denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Above is the last tweet by Gina Carano that got her fired by Lucasfilm

The Tweet seen above was the last straw for Disney and Lucasfilm. Prior to this the hashtag #FireGinaCarano had been ongoing for Carano's that were deemed offensive by some in the past. Those who were offended by her tweets have also gone on multiple petition collection campaigns in order to remove the star from the show. Disney and Lucasfilm had enough after the above tweet and according to a spokes person from the company:

"It was the final straw"

There are supporters of hers arguing against her firing, but this came as no surprise for Disney fans. Disney has a long history of going to great lengths to protect their image. Famously in 2018, Director of Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn was fired for an offensive tweet from 2009, that was once deleted was unearthed. Gunn had remained off the books for over a year, and it was only after a long campaign by fans as well as the high profile cast of his movies got him rehired to complete Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

Supporters of Carano have already started a campaign to get her rehired, but that prospect is unlikely. One deleted tweet from many years prior to working with the company is a large contrast from ongoing tweets of controversial nature by the person in question. Fans of Caranos would be holding their breathe in efforts to get her rehired for the Mandalorian, as well as the character's future spin off series.

Carano's firing is turning into a major milestone in the culture war as journalists and fans of hers have uncovered a huge double standard with Disney's perception of their actor's tweets.

Pedro Pascal, Tweet, Disney+, Project give a shit, project gas
Pedro Pascal, Tweet, Gina Carano, Project Give a shit, project gas

Seen Above: Two Tweets By Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal is the lead actor of the Mandalorian, so seeing these tweets one my question, If Carano's tweet was offensive for making reference to the holocaust and sharing a traumatic picture from the time period, why weren't Pascals? Could it be that one actor's tweet is supporting a certain ideology, and the other actor's tweet is calling into question the morality of cancel culture?

Carano is turning into a Martyr for the culture war as she has picked up over 300,000 followers on twitter since her firing. She is not getting her job with Disney back, but she has since done multiple interviews regarding this very public firing. She has lost her agent as well, but given her very public image she may have a bright future outside of Hollywood ahead.

Also following Carano's firing the #CancelDisney+ is picking up traction on social media. Perhaps this will force Disney to make another public statement, or even change their internal messaging for those who work for them. Either way, if enough people cancel Disney+ over this, the Company will have to do something.

The culture wars will be an ongoing issue so long as Companies continue to pander to one ideology vs another. There was once a day when powerful companies would avoid politics all together, rather than try to utilize political ideas to build potential audience. Carano will certainly not be forgotten and may turn into an icon for change in the ways of these conglomerates.

By: Tyler Wiest
Project GAS Writer/Producer

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