Gina Carano made headlines when she was fired from her job on Disney’s “The Mandalorian” over what the company referenced as unacceptably racist comments. Her inflammatory comments made some less than flattering about liberals, comparing them to Nazis. However, according to Carano, the company was looking for any reason to fire her.
The actress sat down with The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro to talk about being “canceled” by Disney due to her conservative views. She also talked about her recent agreement to partner with The Daily Wire to work on their new entertainment projects.
Gina Carano spoke with Shapiro during The Daily Wire’s “Sunday Special” program where she also talked about the harsh backlash from others over her decision to stand up to Hollywood’s elite, explaining that she has always stood up for those less fortunate than herself, and she doesn’t take character assassination lightly.
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“I’ve been called so much. I’ve been called ‘racist,’ I’ve been called ‘transphobe,’ I’ve been called ‘homophobe,’ I’ve been called now ‘anti-semitic,’” she said, “and I’m like, I don’t take those lightly. Like you’re calling me, my soul, the blood that runs through me, you’re calling me that … you say that once to me, like, you’re done. I don’t want to talk to you ever again.”
In what was likely a new bit of information for the less dedicated fans of her show, Carano also touched on some of her earlier work, telling Shapiro that she began her career as a women’s MMA fighter, saying that she has always attempted to make herself a safe place for those in troubling situations.
“My actions towards other human beings have spoken for themselves … I am the one that, on sets, people come and cry to. I’m the one that sticks up for someone … like, ‘Hey, this is enough, this person needs out of this, like, they can’t breathe.’”
“And I’ve always been like that. I’ve stuck up for, like, minorities everywhere. I’ve gotten in fistfights. I’ve been in actual fights growing up in Las Vegas because I cannot stand bullying.”
The Daily Wire reported on Carano’s comment during an interview explaining that Carano’s decision not to back down was what lead to her being fired:
“I was prepared at any point to be let go because I’ve seen this happen to so many people,” she said. “I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying that takes place, and so when this started, they point their guns at you, and you know it’s only a matter of time. I’ve seen it happen to so many people, and I just thought to myself … you’re coming for me, I know you are.’”
“They’re making it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, ‘I’m going to go down swinging and I’m going to stay true to myself,’” she said, going on to tell Shapiro that, “My body still is shaking, you know? It’s still devastating.”
Carano took a deep steadying breath before continuing, “But the thought of this happening to anybody else, especially, like, somebody who could not handle this the way I can? No.”
“They don’t get to do that. They don’t get to make people feel like that. And if I buckle, then little girls and little boys, who are not getting … a good fair shake at growing up right now, if I buckle, it’s going to make it okay for these companies who have a history of lying to be lying, and to do this to other people. And they’ve done it to other people and —”
She paused before saying with finality:
“And I’m not going down without a fight.”
The full interview is available here.