Gina Carano doesn’t need Disney, she’s got Ben Shapiro & the alt-right wingnuts

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Last week, Gina Carano was finally fired from The Mandalorian, one of the crown jewels of Disney’s successful streaming service, Disney+. If Gina had been less MAGA, less of an anti-Semite, less of a raging transphobic bigot online, it’s absolutely certain that she would still have her job with Disney, and that she would be headlining some kind of spinoff Star Wars-related series. Apparently (according to Deuxmoi), The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau was sick of Carano’s bullsh-t for months before Disney finally fired her, and Carano had apparently been warned to tone down her social media and dial down the ultra-right rhetoric. Carano could have been making so much money and she could have been the centerpiece of her own acclaimed Cara Dune spinoff. But here we are. Carano announced on Friday that she’s already lining up her post-Disney career. With Ben Shapiro and his bullsh-t media empire at The Daily Wire.

Less than 24 hours after her explosive ouster from Star Wars series The Mandalorian for incendiary social media posts, Gina Carano has hit back at her detractors and revealed a new movie project she is making with conservative website The Daily Wire.

Carano told us today: “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.”

Carano will develop, produce, and star in the upcoming film, which The Daily Wire says it will release exclusively to its members as the company looks to bolster its entertainment division. Details are being kept under wraps but it will be produced as part of Daily Wire’s partnership with Bone Tomahawk producer Dallas Sonnier and his Bonfire Legend banner.

“We could not be more excited to be working with Gina Carano, an incredible talent dumped by Disney and Lucasfilm for offending the authoritarian Hollywood Left. This is what Daily Wire exists to do: provide an alternative not just for consumers, but for creators who refuse to bow to the mob,” said Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro. “We’re eager to bring Gina’s talent to Americans who love her, and we’re just as eager to show Hollywood that if they want to keep cancelling those who think differently, they’ll just be helping us build the Xwing to take down their Death Star.”

[From Deadline]

So she went from prestige Disney streaming to… making a cheap little MAGA film with (I’m assuming) Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton and Kid Rock. I would make fun of this but I don’t even care. Most of these alt-right/conservative people think that they need to create their own separate entertainment industry, mimicking what they’ve done with the media, creating their own little curated echo chamber where they can be as racist/ugly/sexist/hateful as they want. Honestly, that sounds like a perfect fit for Carano.

Meanwhile, there’s been some weird commentary around Carano’s dismissal from… the left. This too is an extension of the weird obsession with “cancel culture” by the right and far-left, as if a corporation like Disney would fire Carano for simply expressing some Republican ideas about taxes or something. She was making explicitly offensive and anti-Semitic social media posts, and that was on top of transphobia and anti-mask conspiracy posts.

Gina Carano arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 13, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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  1. Aurora says:

    “ So she went from prestige Disney streaming to… making a cheap little MAGA film with (I’m assuming) Jon Voight, Patricia Heaton and Kid Rock..”

    Don’t forget Chachi! Scott Baio is a tour de force.

  2. Rae says:

    Off on little tangent, but she dated Henry Cavill for a couple of years. I don’t think she would have hidden her alt right side all that time…I wonder whether he was game all that time? Hmmm.

    • Ashley says:

      Cavill is gorgeous but a dough-head. I doubt he had any awareness whatsoever. He’s not a racist.

      • Yup, Me says:

        That we know of thus far.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Cavill has a few close calls, but listened to his PR and also goes dark a fair amount when people get close.
        Like when he started dating that young girl after Gina and she had controversy looming. He went dark and we heard nothing else.

        Henry Cavill imo, is the actor that leaves a lot blank on purpose because his career would suffer with how he fills it in. We do know he’s conservative, if not heavily leaning. Maybe he’s not neo conservative or trumpian… I’ll give him that.

      • cruuzcntrl says:

        He comes from a military family so while he probably is bit traditional, I get a sense that he’s quite socially liberal. He’s recently talked about making mistakes and learning/endeavoring to be a better person.

    • Korra says:

      I would not be surprised if he had conservative leanings, but I would be curious if he is lockstep with her alt-right views.

    • D says:

      Considering one of his best friends is gay, and apparently his friend group out in LA when he was young and struggling, was very gay-friendly, I can’t see him being down with any of Gina’s Transphobic/LGBTQ hating stuff. Then again, they dated a long time ago, and pre-Trump feels like a million years ago at this point. Google says they were together, on and off from 2012-2013. Gina’s always been stupid, watch her early interviews for The Fast & The Furious film. But I don’t think she leaned fully into her wing-nut self until the last 5 years like a lot of people did. The alt-right wasn’t a thing in 2012. I highly doubt these two were discussing politics to be perfectly honest. It’s definitely always been there with her, but I don’t think a lot of people really fully embraced it until 2015, saying the quiet part out loud, as she has, and revels in.

  3. Alexandria says:

    Don’t need to announce all these, just go.

  4. LightPurple says:

    She wasn’t fired for being conservative. She was fired for repeatedly, after warnings, making bigoted comments that would put Disney in a bad place if another employee brought a lawsuit at the EEOC based on any of those comments that attacked protected classes. She is a huge liability to any employer. Hilarious that Ben Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew would rush to the aid of this anti-Semite. Good luck to him and the Daily Wire, she could end up costing them a great deal of money in ways they are far too stupid to see.

    • Rapunzel says:

      And it’s absolute hilarity that these rwnjs praise capitalism but then get pissed when a company makes a capitalistic decision to terminate an employee that might cost them money.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Also doesn’t Disney famously have a clause in their contracts – can’t remember the name of it – where they can fire you if you behave in a way that damages the brand?

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I heard that too, but any company would have fired her after what she said in her tweets, she is clearly a privileged, deluded, far-right white person.

      • LightPurple says:

        Probably. There would need to be something that addressees conduct outside a work setting. Where her social media is used to promote their product it comes into play but the company’s case is stronger if that language is in the contract.

      • Jo73c says:

        Most companies do.

      • Indywom says:

        They are called morality clauses and almost all employment contracts have some type of wording allowing you to be fired for if your actions shines a bad light on the employer. It is an easy out for an employer and not easy to contest. Companies will fire anyone who impacts the bottom line. You can be a Republican or a Democrat but you can not spew racist or sexist BS is you want to keep your job. Employers who keep people with views like this can be sued for creating a hostile environment.

  5. Ann says:

    They are openly admitting that being racist is part of conservativeism. The whole last paragraph of that pathetic press memo is a self own. They do this constantly and they look ridiculous. You’re going to steal the bigots that nobody mainstream wants? Oh no! How will we ever live without this ex-Disney trash and Kevin Sorbo?!?! Hollywood is doomed!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “They are openly admitting that being racist is part of conservativeism.”

      best part of this whole thing. they’ve basically admitted to what they’ve been trying to deny for decades. Bigotry, whether against people of color, LGBTQI folks, Jewish folks, etc., goes hand-in-hand with the GOP.

      epic self own.

      PS – what “talent” of hers do they speak of? she was as wooden as they come.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    Cancel culture is not a thing.
    Accountability culture is what we’re seeing. And there’s nothing wrong with it.

    Funny how nobody had a problem with “blacklisting” Kathy Griffin for one offensive joke or Janet Jackson for having nipples.

    This is a clear indication of how right wing main stream media really is. If it was truely leftist, there’d be none of this talk.

    And f–k all these disingenuous Republican assholes who are decrying cancel culture while censoring and primarying the Republicans who don’t kiss Trump’s ass and excuse all his crimes.

  7. Emm says:

    The irony of these people screaming about cancel culture and #boycottdisney in the same breath is just, mind blowing. If you read all of their statements they are saying exactly what they shriek about the “liberal elite” doing. It’s exhausting. They have zero self awareness. Nothing that she said was political, it was about basics humanity. The right has turned all of that “political” now though. They want to be able to hate and boycott and kill and traumatize and degrade anyone they want because “beliefs” but no one better do anything like that to them because that’s intolerance. And if they think she’s some gigantic talent that’s going to be bringing all the entertainment to the maga crowd then just….ok lol.

  8. paranormalgirl says:

    Her…. talent? Yeah, that’s marginal at best.

    And she’s not being cancelled or fired for being conservative. She’s being fired for her horrific views There are plenty of conservative voices in Hollywood. They just don’t spout the anti Semitism, transphobic, homophobic, etc. talking points all over social media.

    • Kcat says:

      Yeah, I mean she was wooden as heck. I was so excited to see her on screen with her physicality, and then saw that she absolutely sucked.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Her talent? Lol yes
      Her talent is so missing in action that it’s much easier to find a needle in a haystack than anything remotely talented in Carano.

      • Keats says:

        Hi AlpineWitch, you said needle in a haystack and she “starred” in Soderberghs Haywire so I will be spending the rest of the day trying to land this wordplay. Anyway yeah she’s really bad at acting!

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Keats, 🤣
        Go on, do it!

    • Esmom says:

      I have never seen her onscreen but a podcast I listened to this weekend talked about how terrible she is. Apparently she was in a film some years ago where the director had to overdub her voice with another actor’s afterwards, throughout the entire film, because she was so bad.

      • Korra says:

        That was Haywire. Funny how despite her needing to be dubbed, it was the film that kicked off her acting career.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        She was so bad in Haywire, like genuinely awful. I don’t remember an actress being that level of bad, even inexperienced ones. Totally dreadful and this was before I knew she had been dubbed the whole time….

        Korra, kicked it? It bombed, in spite of all the other actors in it….

    • Mia4s says:

      The puppet out-acted her…the puppet out-acted her by a lot.

      I think Disney’s statement did cause some confusion. It’s pretty clear she was not fired for that one most recent tweet. The investors call was back in December and pretty reliable stories are noting that the decision was made then not to proceed to announce her as the star of Rangers of the New Republic. She was well on her way out then. Multiple warnings from your employer? AND a you know your employer is Disney? Sweetie, I resent both your gross attitude and your incredible stupidity.

    • Veronica S. says:

      In all likelihood, she’s probably being fired because Disney gave her repeated warnings behind the scenes to cut that shit out and then she…didn’t. They would never say that out loud, of course, but you know something was likely said to her previously. Nobody’s taking away her first amendment rights to be an idiot. Disney just isn’t stupid enough to be her idiot and let their reputation take the hit.

  9. Mcali02 says:

    If I posted crap like she did on social media and my clients saw it, I would be fired too. Way to be a victim Gina.

  10. Heather H says:

    I don’t really believe in cancel culture and I don’t think someone having conservative views or being MAGA, no matter how much I disagree with them, is a reason to be fired. However, there are lines that shouldn’t be crossed. Sometimes they get blurry but specifically targeting racial or religious groups with hate speech is certainly a line that should be up for firing.

    • Indywom says:

      There are plenty of actors who are Republican who work all the time. Tom Selleck being one. Being Republican and racist or ant-Semitic are not the same. Most of the MAGA folks who claim that they are cancelled is because they spew racist and anti-Semitic crap or are lousy actors. No one was knocking down the doors of Scott Baio, Anthony Sabato, Jr., Kristy Swanson
      or Kidd Rock before Trump. It had nothing to do with their beliefs but their talents. Why do you think they are so angry?

  11. Sandra says:

    I freaking called it. I said last week she’ll end up making MAGA movies with Kristy Swanson and Ricky Schroeder. This is close enough.

  12. AlpineWitch says:

    I wonder what the title will be… The Mangolorian? Cheeto 2 redux? Orange is the new left? I really can’t wait for the premiere 🤣🤣

    I’d bet the conservatives (now umbrella term for all the most disgusting things you can find in humans) will create their own streaming channel soon, Fox News is too on the left now 🤦‍♀️

  13. Tiffany says:

    Make it make sense, Gina.

  14. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    I’ve read mixed reports on Jon Favreau.

    Most claimed the opposite to Deuxmoi’s take, that Carano was kept on because Favreau refused to let her go, whining about cancel culture himself, and he was finally forced this time.

    Not sure what is true, I’m not familiar with his personal stances and if he ever made any.
    I guess his future actions will tell us more.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Favreau gave noted douche bro RDJ’s career a second life as Iron Man. No surprise if he supported Carano.

    • MsIam says:

      I can’t be sure but I thought Favreau was on some of the streaming events with other Avengers cast members in support of Biden and the Dems? But yeah what Gina said was wrong comparing herself to Holocaust victims especially when the right is quick to pillory anyone who assaults their precious “family values”. I’m wondering if this was done as a warning to other Marvel or Star Wars castmates who have said or been affiliated with extreme views? There was a story about Chris Pratt’s brother being associated with some extremist group and that Pratt was wearing clothing with their logo or something? I’m guessing Disney will do what it takes to protect their Marvel/Star Wars cash cow.

      • LP says:

        Yeah, Favreau and RDJ were both in that fundraiser- no idea where the rumor came from that Favreau supported Carano, because I’ve only heard the opposite. I don’t think either Favreau or “noted douche bro” RDJ are anti-trans or Trumpy at all. (And by whom is RDJ considered a NOTED douche? Is this because he said the prison system made him not-Liberal in like 2009? Because in 2014 when asked about that he had a slightly different answer: Is it the time he walked out on an interview? Because that guy is a notorious troll who tries to get people to have that reaction, RDJ wasn’t the first. I’m sure he’s hardly a Warren/Sanders progressive, but a douche bro?)

      • Mia4s says:

        The rumour about Favreau supporting her is very suspect. There is this whole narrative certain Star Wars bloggers/vloggers have decided on that Favreau has come to “save” Star Wars from the evil womens like Kathleen Kennedy. So Favreau is “on their side” you see? And part of that is he would support (their idea of) free speech. And those are the people the rumour comes from. It’s really not worth getting too far into. I didn’t like the sequel trilogy so I…moved on to watch other things, liked Rogue One and loved Mandalorian. But the pathology of certain people who disliked the sequel trilogy is a black hole of a looooooot of other stuff having nothing to do with Star Wars.

        More likely Favreau is pissed as hell at her, because Rangers of the New Republic was a show he said he is going to have a very direct hand in. So her nonsense screwed up his plan and maybe endangered that project. More likely she is lucky he will undoubtedly keep a professional quiet.

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    She’s making a movie with Ben Shapiro. I mean…the jokes write themselves.

  16. Nic919 says:

    Anyone who watched the Mandalorian wasn’t watching it for her. She’s pretty bad as an actress. Pedro pascal wears a frickin helmet for basically the entire series and he can emote far more than she can.

    • Emm says:

      10000% I never watched it for her. I watched it for Mando, grogu, and Carl Weathers (although I think I read somewhere that he fully supports her?). Bo Katan, and Ahsoka were in it a fraction of the time and were so much better than her and I hope they bring Bo back next season.

    • Lisbeth says:

      Ming-Na Wen was bad-ass and more convincing in her role -and with fewer scenes!

      • Emm says:

        Yes! Sorry I can’t believe I forgot to mention her but fully agree. So in conclusion, there are plenty of bad ass women to choose from in the show, we don’t need her.

      • LightPurple says:

        I looked forward to Ming-Na Wen’s episodes. At this point I will watch her in anything. She’s a bad-ass with a delightful sense of humor.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I CANNOT wait to see what she does in The Book of Boba Fett.

    • Nic919 says:

      Katie Sackoff was also pretty great and was doing fight scenes that were credible. Same with Ming Na Wen. So she wasn’t even the best female action character on that show.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Ming Na Wen will be on the new Boba Fett series from now on, most likely. But Sackoff and Sasha Banks (the WWE wrestler who played Bo Katan’s buddy) will still be there, hopefully. And they can easily replace Cara Dune’s character with someone better. Maybe Cara dies and Mando befriends new Marshall Lucy Lawless?

  17. Rapunzel says:

    LOLZ at the X-Wing comment.

    Shapiro, we all know if you and your buddies were really in the Star Wars universe, you’d be on the side of the Empire…cause economic anxiety.

    You ain’t no rebel… you’re the Emperor’s mouthpiece.

  18. Lisbeth says:

    The hypocrisy of those men who normally fear/hate/despise strong women, saying Carano was fired because Disney couldn’t deal with a strong woman! As if Disney didn’t create the character in the first place!

  19. Indywom says:

    Bottom line, this chick left a lot of money on the table and a lot of opportunities. She didn’t learn the number one rule of keeping a job. No one wants to work with someone who refuses to modify their behavior. Those little indie films will not make her any money and crappy belief systems won’t keep a roof over your head.

  20. Cel2495 says:

    She is a terrible actress…so glad she is out of The Mandolorian….she really sucked

  21. lucy2 says:

    Great. Bye, Gina.

  22. Case says:

    That tweet…man, she wasn’t fired for being conservative. She was fired for spreading hateful rhetoric and dangerous misinformation. There’s a difference, or at least, I would hope there is!

  23. LillyfromLilloeet says:

    What other feel is wooden acting I feel was action-adventure hero mettle. Her character was not supposed to be deep, Dune is tough, emotion is her enemy, and I thought Carano was fantastic.

    That said: girl, bye. She seems not at all bothered with the putative end of her career.

  24. Veronica S. says:

    God, that article is so f*cking dumb. She wasn’t fired for being conservative. She was fired for being a piece of shit who likely ignored repeated warnings from her employer to watch what she said on social media and compared negative comments on her media posts to six million people being murdered by a totalitarian regime. Literally nobody can walk into their workplace and behave like that without repercussions. Millions of conservatives in this country keep a job every day, mostly because the majority of them aren’t so goddamn stupid they post their anti-Semitic, racist opinions online, at least not attached to their name. Communists who were blacklisted were targeted for purposes of political theatre to serve pro-imperialist propaganda with the majority of them having almost no access to the level of social media public influence this idiot had. (Also, in what reality is the banning of Communists an argument against leftists? Communist are the far left! In what reality are we pretending the heads of these major corporations like Disney are liberals??)

  25. Grant says:

    She is trash-trash-trashity trash. And I say that as someone who loves the Mandalorian and really enjoyed her character (despite her, ahem, relatively “wooden” acting). I followed her on Instagram and tried to look past all of the garbage she posted ALL THE TIME. But it was unrelenting–just the most ludicrous conspiracy theories and horrible things about people like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, et al. She can rot.

  26. The Recluse says:

    Chris Hayes’ comment….he got dragged on Twitter for not getting the point, deservedly so. Sometimes he says the dumbest things. I miss Olbermann.