Nearly three years after the Star Wars franchise owners fired her from the hit TV series “The Mandalorian” over a repost on social media, producer and actress Gina Carano plans to sue Disney’s Lucasfilm for caving to a “bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me.”
“The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time,” Carano wrote in a long post on X on Tuesday. “My words were consistently twisted to demonize & dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist.”
Lucasfilm gave Carano the boot in February 2021 at the behest of keyboard warriors who complained one of her reposts — which referenced Jews who were “beaten in the streets” because “the government first made their own neighbors hate them” — was “antisemitic” and “racist.” Former Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp even called Carano a “Nazi” and accused her of being “involved with white supremacists.”
At the time, a Lucasfilm representative cited Carano’s “social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities” as the reason for the firing, but reporting suggested the company was “looking for a reason to fire her for two months” before.
“Look with your own eyes at what I posted and ask yourself, for example, where did I compare Republicans to the Jewish people in the holocaust? I didn’t,” Carano wrote. “Ask yourself why they were calling me a racist, was there any merit behind that or history of it whatsoever? No.”
Carano was later skewered as a transphobe and even a conspiracy theorist for asking “questions about masks, lockdowns & forced vaccines.” “Should we have been allowed to publicly discuss those topics at that time without being harassed or censored? Absolutely,” she said.
Despite only posting “thought provoking quotes, pictures, memes,” Carano said she felt sidelined by her employer for daring to divert from the leftist groupthink that possesses the moviemaking world.
“Hollywood says they support female representation & equal rights. Why then were my male co-stars permitted to speak without harassment & re-education courses or termination, but I was not afforded the same right to exercise my freedom of speech,” Carano questioned. “Artists do not sign away our rights as American citizens when we enter into employment. I have spoken to all my co-stars since I was fired & there is nothing but care and kind words between us. I respect their right to free speech & do not have to think the same on every issue to be their friends & work with them & I know they feel the same towards me.”
Carano decided to pursue legal action against Disney after X Chairman Elon Musk offered to subsidize lawsuits for anyone who was “unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform.”
“No limit,” Musk confirmed.
A few months after Carano volunteered herself in the replies, Musk followed through on his promise and sent an X-funded lawyer to take her case.
“Turns out after sending them as much information as I could gather these past few months, my now lawyers & X believe whole-heartedly in my case & are moving forward,” Carano wrote. “I would like to express my deepest gratitude & thank you to [Musk] & [X] for giving me an opportunity to bring my case to light.
In an interview with The Federalist shortly before her firing, Carano said she became outspoken about politics and cultural issues on social media because she felt so many people were “silenced” following Covid lockdowns and the 2020 summer of rage.
“The whole reason I started speaking out is because I feel like there is a large group of people that were being silenced this year and being forced to play this game of wokeism or whatever it is,” Carano explained. “No matter who you voted for, no matter who you are, I want to create a platform where everybody can have an opportunity. Everybody.”