Gina Carano was an up and coming star in Hollywood, transitioning from being one of the most popular and well known female mixed martial arts fighters into a breakout movie star. One of her first big movie roles was in Fast & Furious 6, and in recent years her role as Cara Dune in the Star Wars-based TV series The Mandalorian catapulted her into the public eye. But now Hollywood has tried to cancel her for speaking out against cancel culture.
What was Carano’s great sin? She pointed out that Republicans today are hated for their political views, and compared treatment of Republicans today to treatment of Jews in 1930s Germany. In her words:
Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?
In response, her employer, Lucasfilm, stated that “her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Wow, talk about a non sequitur. Nothing at all about Carano’s comments were denigrating at all. And everything she said was true. Just think about all the times people have been harassed and attacked for wearing a MAGA hat. How anyone could claim that her comments are off base is unbelievable.
What’s even more unbelievable is the fact that Lucasfilm’s actions confirmed exactly what Carano was warning about, punishing her solely for her political views. In a time when more and more Ameriacns believe that we’re on the verge of a civil war, Lucasfilm is engaging in just the type of behavior that will bring such a war to fruition.
Carano isn’t going to go broke over this, as she’s involved in a film project with The Daily Wire now. But her career trajectory certainly will look different now. Just think, however, what will happen to all the other outspoken conservatives around the country who aren’t Hollywood stars, and who face being fired for their political views.
It will be a lot harder for them to recover, restart their careers, and provide for their families. And if this type of canceling happens to enough people, don’t be surprised to see some of them react by lashing out, bringing about the political violence that many on the left secretly want to see take place.
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