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Gina Carano says she is ‘not going down without a fight’ after ‘Star Wars’ exit

Gina Carano previously starred in ‘The Mandalorian.’ Now, she’s vowing to fight for anyone who feels abandoned

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Gina Carano at the premiere of “The Mandalorian.”

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Gina Carano attends the LA premiere of “The Mandalorian” at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Gina Carano previously starred in ‘The Mandalorian.’ Now, she’s vowing to fight for anyone who feels abandoned.

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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano said she is “not going down without a fight” after her recent exit from “Star Wars,” vowing to fight cancel and outrage culture.

Context

Gina Carano used to play Cara Dune on “The Mandalorian,” a “Star Wars” spinoff show for Disney+. However, she was recently let go from the company after fans called for her exit due to social media posts.

Her social media posts often spoke about political issues, including the COVID-19 vaccineDemocratsface masks and voter

, among other political issues, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Most recently, she had an Instagram Story post that compared how people are treated today because of their political beliefs to how Jewish people were treated during the Nazi Germany era.

  • Lucasfilm then decided to cut ties with Carano: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

What’s going on now?

Carano recently sat down with The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro for an interview on “The Ben Shapiro Show,” where she accused Disney and Lucasfilm of bullying their employees.

Carano also said she has recognized the ongoing cancel culture, and it’s something she feels like she should take on, according to Yahoo! Entertainment.

  •  “I have seen this happen to so many people. I’ve seen the looks on their faces. I’ve seen the bullying that takes place. They’ve quit Twitter, they’ve quit speaking, they show up to their red carpets and they’re depressed and they’re sad and there are hardened hearts there. I was like, you’re coming for me, I know you are. They’re making it very obvious through their employees that were coming for me. And so I was like, I’m going to go down swinging then, and I’m going to stay true to myself.”

She also told Shapiro that she will fight for those who are getting canceled and feel like they can’t be themselves.

  • “My body still is shaking,” she said. “It’s still devastating. But the thought of this happening to anybody else, especially 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 fair shake at growing up right now — if I buckle, it’s going to make it OK for these companies who have a history of lying, to be lying and do this to other people. And they’ve done it to other people. And I’m not going down without a fight.”