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Gina Carano Finally Appears to Have Gotten Herself Fired From ‘The Mandalorian’

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You might think that it’s difficult to be a Republican in Hollywood, but you’d be overlooking the fact that Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton have had steady work for decades. They even had a show together, though it only ran for one season, and both sitcom veterans had shows to launch ABC’s Wednesday night block alongside the Courtney Cox vehicle Cougar Town and a scrappy little single-camera sitcom called Modern Family. Heaton’s The Middle ran for nearly as long as Modern Family, too, and built up a decent following of traditional TV viewers.

See, Heaton and Grammer are Republicans, but they’re not assholes. When a left-wing blogger named Allison Kilkenny wrote a not-very-flattering piece about Grammer’s stake in a now-defunct right-wing news network, Grammer sent her an apple pie as a peace offering.

Gina Carano thinks it’s very difficult to be a Republican, though. In fact, she likened being a Republican to being a Jewish victim of the pogroms that preceded the Holocaust.

No, really. That’s a thing an adult human being sat and thought about and said “yeah, this seems fine.”

Carano deleted the post, but it initially read “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?”

Lots of ways, Gina. For example, the person who was whipping people up into violent frenzies isn’t in the government anymore.

Disney had actually given Carano a wide berth to say whatever she wanted on social media without consequence, something she wouldn’t have gotten if her opinions on the persecution she faces from people disagreeing with her in public actually reflected reality. But this appears to have been a bridge too far because Carano seems to have been fired from The Mandalorian, with Lucasfilm telling Variety “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Now, you can parse that a couple of ways because I don’t think guest stars are technically employees and the only name in the credits of The Mandalorian is Pedro Pascal. I don’t think Lucas would have put this statement out if they planned to have her as a guest star in season three. Definitely not if she was going to be headlining Rangers of the New Republic.

While I’m sure Walt would love Gina Carano and everything she stands for, that’s not exactly the image Disney wants to present today.

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