‘The Mandalorian’ actress Gina Carano responds to firing for the first time: “I’m not the only one who’s ever been bullied by Disney”
The dismissal of ‘The Mandalorian’ actress Gina Carano by film studio Disney continues to reverberate. Deadline was able to watch an interview with the actress, which will not be broadcast on TV until Sunday. In it she tells for the first time about how she experienced that dismissal.
To summarize, Gina Carano was fired by Disney last week after posting a message on social media comparing the way Republicans are treated to the treatment of Jews during World War II. Disney called its reports “awful and unacceptable.” Earlier reports from Carano also contributed to her dismissal.
In an interview with the conservative presenter Ben Shapiro, she now tells about her dismissal for the first time. The interview has yet to be broadcast in its entirety, but Deadline could already watch the conversation. Carano says in it that she was not notified in advance of her dismissal. “How did I discover it? I looked on the internet and saw that the hashtag ‘fire Gina Carano’ was trending, ”she says. Although the dismissal did not come as a complete surprise, because a Disney employee had accidentally sent her an email after the fuss about her tweets. “They accidentally sent me an email,” says Carano. “It was very enlightening, so I knew this was going to happen. I knew they were watching me. I know there are people who stood up for me, but in the end they didn’t win. ”
Other people working on the same production can say what they want.Gina Carano
When presenter Shapiro raises the issue of double standards when it comes to the political preferences of Disney employees, Carano agrees. “They’ve been watching me like a hawk,” she says. “But then I see people working on the same production who can say whatever they want. That was my problem. I didn’t go along with the story they wanted. to tell.”
The result was that she was ‘bullied’ by Disney, it sounds. “I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so many times the bullying. I’m not the only one who has ever been bullied by this company, I’m sure. I could tell you a story that makes you look at things completely differently, but it would put one of my friends in danger. Everyone is afraid of losing their job. ”
I’ve seen it bullied, so when this all started – when they turned their guns on me – I knew it was only a matter of time.Gina Carano
“I was preparing to get fired at some point,” says Carano. “I’ve seen it happen to so many people. I’ve seen it bullied, so when this all started – when they turned their guns on me – I saw it. I knew it was only a matter of time. ” But Carano decided not to change or remove her messages: “I’m going to stay true to myself.” According to the actress, she is now speaking out to save others her fate. “It’s not okay for them to make people feel that way. And if I give in, then it will be okay for these companies – which have a history of lying -” to do it to other people too. I’m not just giving in. ”
Disney has not yet responded to Carano’s allegations.