Former ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano slams ‘double standards’ after Whoopi Goldberg suspension
Gina Carano was fired from ‘The Mandalorian’ for her social media posts
Gina Carano, a former star of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, is speaking out against ABC after the network decided to suspend “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg for her comments about the Holocaust.
I want to send blessings & love out to the Jewish community. ❤️— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) February 3, 2022
When I was being smeared, cancelled & misunderstood, it was a Jewish man @benshapiro who reached out & asked if I’d like to talk about it.
Maybe @WhoopiGoldberg could talk to Ben.
Conversation over cancellation.
- What happened: On Monday’s episode, Goldberg said the Holocaust was “not about race,” which prompted a Twitter response from Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, who said “Holocaust distortion is dangerous.”
No @WhoopiGoldberg, the #Holocaust was about the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the Jewish people – who they deemed to be an inferior race. They dehumanized them and used this racist propaganda to justify slaughtering 6 million Jews. Holocaust distortion is dangerous. #ENOUGH https://t.co/koS1kuspqV— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) January 31, 2022
- ABC — which is owned by Disney — announced that Goldberg was suspended from the show for two weeks for “wrong and hurtful comments,” according to a statement from ABC News President Kim Godwin.
What she said: Carano — who had previously been fired by Lucasfilm over political posts, including one that referenced the Holocaust — responded to the news.
- “Two weeks to slow the double standards,” she said.
- “I want to send blessings & love out to the Jewish community.
- “When I was being smeared, cancelled & misunderstood, it was a Jewish man @benshapiro who reached out & asked if I’d like to talk about it.
- “Maybe @WhoopiGoldberg could talk to Ben.
- “Conversation over cancellation.”
Flashback: Carano played Cara Dune for two seasons on the Disney+ series. She drew criticism last year following a social media post that commented on Jewish people being attacked in the streets during the Nazi Germany era.
In February 2021, Lucasfilm — owned by Disney — cut ties with Carano, who was dropped from “The Mandalorian” and future projects. A Lucasfilm spokesperson said at the time that Carano’s “social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
- On Tuesday via Twitter, Carano explained the social media post, saying that she “shared a meme, I translated into: Don’t let the government pit you against each other or history tells us that could go wrong.”
Correction: A previous version of this article said one of Carano’s posts compared conservatives with Jewish people and that those with conservative views were just like Jewish people during the Holocaust. This article has been changed to reflect Carano’s explanation.