It’s been over a week since Gina Carano’s official departure from Lucasfilm and The Mandalorian on Disney+.
After a one-two knockout punch by Disney and Carano’s agency UTA, Carano went straight to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to set things right.
In the interview in The Ben Shapiro Show, she explained for an hour about her many actions on social media and Disney’s counter-reactions.
In her belief, she blamed the Twitter mob for initiating #fireginacarano due to the over-reaction of her Twitter bio of beep/bop/boop. Since that incident, the Gina Carano haters continuously jumped at every opportunity to pounce on every Tweet and action from her.
Some people were offended by the beep/bop/boop, because it made a mockery of the pronoun identification usage of he/him or she/her signatures in bios and e-mails in support of the transgender community.
“Let’s put something in my bio to show I can put whatever I want in my bio. It’s like whatever they want in their bio. I put these noises in my bio and then there was this crazy meltdown. It was a big massive meltdown,” she told Shapiro. “All the fear and stuff goes straight through your skin. Whoa! What is happening? I told you that I didn’t mean towards this community. You’re misunderstanding it. It was like a shock wave went through my body. This is what this feels like. This is uncomfortable.”
Disney removed her press junkets promotion for The Mandalorian. Her publicist pressured her to issue an apology immediately. She explained that Disney believed she took “too much attention off The Mandalorian over the controversy.
“I did say right after that Tweet that it was not directed towards the transgender community in any way,” she said. “I’ve also been watching celebrities apologize left and right. It’s very ingenuine.”
Carano continued that multiple Lucasfilm employees continued to rail against her on the Internet and on their websites. One example she mentioned that a creative director created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Trans Rights. On that site, it read, “Recently, the hype around the second season of The Mandalorian has been colored by the unfortunate ignorance of one of the major castmates. Their rhetoric has included, amongst other things, the dismissal of pronoun importance—particularly in the trans community. That GoFundMe page raised over $20,000 to this date.
As Disney pressured her to apologize to the LGBTQIA community, she complained that the Lucasfilm employees were slandering her.
“Do you think I want to get on a video where they can then film it? I felt very insecure about that,” she stated. Instead, she offered to take four or five of the LGBTQIA leaders to a sit-down conversation at a restaurant—not 40 people over a Zoom call.
After this incident quieted, outraged renewed in November after she posted on social media about voter fraud and anti-mask. That led to possibly nixing her big role into The Mandalorian spin-off. Disney went as far as sending over a “media trainer.”
Ben Shapiro asked her when or if she knew they planned to cancel her show and future projects.
“With certain people in that company, I feel like I’ve been being headhunted for the last many months,” she told Shapiro.
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She explained further that Lucasfilm asked an artist to erase her character and put a different character in place. The artist proceeded to announce his actions on Twitter and erased her from Mandalorian artwork. Now the fans of Cara Dune were outraged that the character was erased rather than adding another character to the artwork.
“I’ve been through so much. I’ve seen so much now clearly of the bullying that’s been taking place,” she said.
Carano was blindsided by the firing after she checked her Twitter and the #fireginacarano hashtag was trending. She noted that Disney didn’t speak to her about the cancellation or firing.
However, she told Shapiro that someone accidentally sent her a conversation within that company that they were tracking the #fireginacarano hashtag.
“I knew they were paying attention. I know there are some people that went to bat for me. But, I know that they didn’t really out in the end,” she supported.
She continued the interview by explaining her social media posts about voter fraud, an anti-mask meme, and the Holocaust comparison to the vile politics of today. At one point in the interview, she praised Pedro Pascal for being a good person, despite his Holocaust social media post and political differences.
“My actions towards other human beings have spoken for themselves. I’m not a perfect human being. I have so much to learn. I’m gonna make mistakes,” she concluded. “I just wanted people to think. I put up something and people were putting their own perspective and spin on it. Then they put words into my mouth that I never say. Then it starts trending. Do you know me?”
Most definitely, it won’t be the last time we’ll hear about her.
Watch the rest of the interview below.
Source: The Ben Shapiro Show