The Patriot Post® · Disney Proves 'Mandalorian' Star's Point by Canceling Her
In a textbook example of leftist intolerance for the truth, the “woke” execs at Disney fired actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano, from its hit Star Wars show “The Mandalorian.” They dubiously assert that her recent social media post was “abhorrent and unacceptable.” And what exactly was it that Carano said that “required” her immediate cancellation. Well, she had the audacity to criticize the Left’s cancel culture – the contemporary version of Hollywood Blacklisting.
In a since-deleted social media post, Carano opined — quite insightfully we might add — the following:
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?
That was it. And it got Carano falsely labeled everything from a “racist bigot” to “anti-Semitic.” Disney subsidiary LucasFilm ridiculously declared that Carano’s “social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Denigrating whom, exactly? The Nazis? Here we thought the Left hated Nazis.
In fact, the real “thought crime” Carano is guilty of committing is daring to compare the current abhorrent behavior of today’s American Left with yesterday’s German Left. (Yes, the Nazis were socialist left-wingers). She highlighted the ugly reality that American leftists demonize their political opponents by recalling the abhorrent behavior of the Nazis’ demonizing of Jews. While some may take umbrage with the equivalence argument, nothing she posted justifies her canceling. Ironically, by canceling Carano Disney has only proved her point.
Of course, there’s a long list of leftists who made much more offensive Nazi comparisons without being canceled. For example, remember when Joe Biden said Donald Trump was “sort of like Goebbels,” the Nazi propagandist?
And what about House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC), who compared Trump to Hitler? Clyburn pleaded, “I’m beginning to see what happened in Germany back in the 1930s. I never thought that could happen in this country. How do you elect a person president, then all of a sudden you’re going to give him the authority to be dictator? That’s what Hitler did in Germany.”
Disney’s action against Carano is also reminiscent of Disney-owned ABC’s unexpected decision four years ago to cancel one of its most popular shows at the time — “Last Man Standing,” which stared Tim Allen. Allen was “guilty” of having compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany. ABC never admitted it, but for that thought crime, Allen’s show was axed. Thankfully that wasn’t the end of the show, as Fox picked it up a year later.
Finally, what makes Disney’s action that much worse is the blatant hypocrisy. In 2018, “The Mandalorian” lead star Pedro Pascal posted on his social media account two juxtaposing pictures — the first depicting Jews behind barbwire captioned “1944 Germany” and the second picture featuring illegal immigrants behind bars captioned “America, 2018.” His facts were wrong — the photo was 2014 under Barack Obama, not 2018 under Donald Trump. But more to the point, would someone at Disney please explain how his speech was not “abhorrent and unacceptable”? Oh, that’s right — because it comes from someone touting the Left’s political and social narrative.
Last, but certainly not the least of Disney’s double standards, recall that their executives praised the genocidal ChiCom regime for its support for the “Mulan” filming. Spare us the indignation over the tweet of one actress.