Gina Carano played Cara Dune during the first two seasons of The Mandalorian. Disney Plus
Gina Carano did not remain silent after Lucasfilm declared that she would not appear as Cara Dune in future seasons of The Mandalorian or other upcoming Star Wars projects. The former MMA fighter has now claimed that before her dismissal, Disney tht Lucasfilm had "intimidated" her.
"I have been through so much, and I have seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that has taken place, and I have it have already seen, "said Carano on a Special episode of The Ben Shapiro Show this weekend. "I'm not the only one who was bullied by this company, and I know it so deeply.
" I could share a story that would make a difference in the media but I can't because that would sell a friend. Everyone is afraid of losing their job. " Culture
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Carano would have been warned by Disney and Lucasfilm of its controversial social media postsaux on wearing a mask during the pandemic , electoral fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the Black Lives Matter movement and use of pronouns on social media bios.
But it was Carano now deleted Instagram post equating being a Republican today to being Jewish during the Holocaust which caused the problem of Lucasfilm a statement that the studio would no longer employ the actress. Carano was also abandoned by her talented agents at UTA.
Carano took to the Instagram post and explained that she was "inspired by the gentle spirit of the Jewish people going through this time", adding "[w] hen I only posted this wasn 't something that seemed controversial to me. It ' s something I thought, well, maybe we all have to be wondering how it happened.
"I have every major post that says it compares Tories and Republicans to this and it's notreally what i was doing ... i have love for everyone. I am not a hateful person. "
Carano said she knew Disney officials were paying attention to the #FireGinaCarano movement that started last year, thanks to an email they accidentally gave her. sent.
"They accidentally emailed me, which was very informative, so I knew. I knew they were paying attention. I know there were people who went to bat for me, but I know they didn't win in the end, "Carano said.
In the race, Carano has said she had already felt like she was being 'head hunted' by Disney and Lucasfilm.
"You know how boxers sometimes chase heads and forget to go get the body ? I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever it 's just some people in that business ... I got kicked out of my head, "Carano says.
"And you canz feel it. Just a few weeks ago Lucasfilm asked an artist they employ to erase my character and put another character in place, and he proudly posts it on Twitter, erases my character and puts another character in. square.
"All Cara Dune fans were just outraged. They were like 'Why didn't you add the character? Why did you have to remove the character? Is there something wrong? Is Gina getting fired? "
Fans had speculated that Cara Dune would appear in the upcoming Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic series, although that wasn has not been confirmed.
Carano reportedly discovered his status with Star Wars on social media when Lucasfilm released his statement calling his comments "heinous" and "unacceptable". But she said she was "ready" to be let loose.
"I was ready to be let go anytime, because I have seen this happen to so many people, "Carano said. " I saw the looks on their faces. I have seen the bullying that takes place, and so when it started they point their guns at you, and you know it 's only a matter of time. I've seen this happen to so many people, and I just thought… 'you come for me, I know you are. '
"They make it ' s very evident through their employees coming for me, and so I was like, 'I'm going to go swing and I'm going to stay true to me- same. ' "
A few days after the publication of his statement by Lucasfilm, Carano declared that she will star in a new movie with the Shapiro's conservative The Daily Wire news site.
Despite her broken ties to Star Wars, Carano said she wouldn't fall "without a fight.
" The idea thatit happens to someone else, especially someone who couldn't handle it the way I can, no they can't do that, "Carano said.
"They can't make people feel like that ... and if I buckle up, it's fine for these companies, which have a history of lying and lying and doing that to other people, and they did it to other people, and i am not going to fall without a fight. "
Watch the entire conversation below.