Gina Carano’s battle with Hollywood finally comes to an end with her upcoming movie, Terror On The Prairie
It’s been more than a year since The Mandalorian star Gina Carano was fired and removed from Hollywood for a series of controversial tweets she made on social media. One of the tweets referred to how being a Republican in the United States today is like being a Jew in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. Gina played the character of Cara Dunes in the first two seasons of Disney Plus’ hit series The Mandalorian, which was set in the pre-controversial Star Wars universe. Although it seemed like the end of her Hollywood journey, TV personality Meghan McCain says the actress is hitting back.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for the future. Despite this, her social media posts, which denigrate people because of their cultural and religious identity, are despicable and unacceptable,” a Lucasfilm spokeswoman said in a statement in 2021 when she was fired. However, a source close to Lucasfilm had said, “They spent two months looking for a reason to fire her and today was the last straw,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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Carano faced the wrath of fans on social media back in February 2021 due to the many controversial posts on her Instagram story, now deleted. The 40-year-old star shared the posts on her story late on February 9, 2021, and in one of them she compared today’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany, which cost her career.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, McCain, who interviewed Gina, believes that “Gina was brave enough to think for herself. But that’s not allowed in the oppressive, hyper-awake environment we’re all living in now. And she paid the price professionally. Gina was targeted for speaking out about the government’s handling of COVID-19, forced use of gender pronouns and perceptions of voter fraud. But she didn’t apologize for what she said and believes it resonates even more today.”
Gina, on the other hand, told McCain: “It was so confusing for me to be called anti-Semitic for this tweet by people who hadn’t even read the tweet. I don’t feel like I did anything wrong. I now understand that there are words that can be used better and that are certainly more sensitive. But when people read it now, after a year or more has passed, and they look at it and think, wait a minute, that’s not what you canceled for.”
The ‘Fast and the Furious’ actress added: “If this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. We have children who don’t have to go through all this. We need to show these kids that we can have conversations. Some of us will be very proud of what we have accomplished here. Many people will feel a little shame because they don’t take part in making this world a better place than it was. I’ve seen the hate in the Hollywood scene…the blinders are off and I see Hollywood for what it is. I see the virtue signalling. I don’t want to wish anything bad on anyone, but I think there has to be some responsibility for there to be healing in America and in the entertainment industry. I think some of these giant corporations need the snake’s head cut off.”
The ‘The Deadpool’ actress also opened up about the fact that it hadn’t even been 24 hours since she was fired from Disney that she had already started to fight back. She said, “The best thing my dad ever said to me was, ‘If you’re going to have a birthday party, you better throw it yourself. Hollywood’s just somewhere in California. And Hollywood isn’t art.”
Gina’s comeback film
Gina is finally making a comeback in the movie Terror On The Prairie, produced by The Daily Wire. The Daily Mail reportedly intends to build a film business for artists pushed out of Hollywood.
In her official statement to Deadline announcing her partnership with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, Gina, an MMA fighter-turned-actress, said: “The Daily Wire is helping me achieve one of my dreams of developing and producing my own film, to make come true. I screamed and my prayer was answered. I send a direct message of hope to all who fear totalitarian mob annulment. I’ve only just begun to use my voice, which is now freer than ever, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t fire us if we don’t let them.” In Terror On The Prairie, Gina will try out the character of Hattie McAllister, a pioneer who defends her children from outlaws while her husband is away.