Gina Carano attends the premiere of Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Gina Carano may have been fired from Disney on Wednesday from her Star Wars appearance, but she’s already got a new project planned. This time with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire.
On Friday, the conservative media company announced it had teamed up with the actress to produce and play an upcoming film exclusively for Daily Wire members. The new project will be produced under Daily Wire’s existing contract with Dallas Sonnier and its production company Bonfire Legend.
“You can’t turn us down if we don’t allow them,” Carano said in a statement.
The former mixed martial artist was fired from her role as Cara Dune, a former Imperial shock soldier, on the Disney + series “The Mandalorian” after commenting on social media that conservatives in America were like Jewish people in Nazi Germany were treated.
The comment was just the latest social media controversy that Carano has faced in recent months. Previously, she’d shared misinformation about wearing masks and voting fraud, shedding light on people who use their favorite pronouns on social media by adding “Beep / Bop / Boop” to their Twitter bio.
Carano later removed those words after saying she spoke to co-star Pedro Pascal.
“It helped me understand why people included it in their BIOS,” she wrote. “I didn’t know before, but now. I won’t include it in my bio, but good for those who choose.”
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Carano was supposed to star in her own Disney + series, but Disney decided not to make that announcement at its Investor Day presentation in December after Carano tweeted misinformation about the November election.
Many have speculated that Carano would have been heavily featured on “Rangers of the New Republic,” considering she was added to their ranks in a season two episode of “The Mandalorian”.
After Carano was removed from “The Mandalorian,” a number of Conservatives posted on social media to support her and criticized Disney for its decision to fire the actress.
“The Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the ‘Star Wars’ universe: no princess, no victim, no emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked the ass [and] Who the girls looked up to, “wrote Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter.” She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course, Disney canceled them. “
Critics of her firing called it politically motivated. However, Disney said her resignation was based solely on comments she made of “vilifying people based on their cultural and religious identity” and calling the posts “heinous” and “unacceptable”.
Many entertainment and media companies include moral contracts in contracts with actors and filmmakers to maintain a particular public image. Those who do not meet this standard of conduct or are involved in a scandal are often fired.
Kathy Griffin, Roseanne Barr, James Gunn, Nick Cannon, and Gilbert Gottfried are just a few celebrities who have been fired from entertainment appearances due to social media posts. Gunn and Cannon, in particular, have now been reinstated after publicly apologizing for their comments.