Our friend Gina Carano, whom The Daily Wire hired after Disney fired her from “The Mandalorian” for the great sin of saying that people should not dehumanize one another, is suing The Walt Disney Company.
Gina was fired from “The Mandalorian” after she posted a meme saying, essentially, that othering can end with murder. I thought that was a mainstream point of view, but Disney fired her. So, we hired her and she was in “Terror on the Prairie,” a big win for all involved.
According to Deadline Hollywood:
Three years after ex-MMA fighter Carano was axed by the then Bob Chapek-run Disney for comparing the political climate in America to Nazi Germany, Carano on Tuesday sued Disney and Star Wars shingle Lucasfilm for dropping her from the bounty-hunter series – and the X/Tesla owner is paying for her lawyers.
Elon is paying for her lawyers.
I love it.
According to the complaint filed in federal court:
A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Defendants made it clear that only one orthodoxy in thought, speech, or action was acceptable in their empire, and that those who dared to question or failed to fully comply would not be tolerated. And so it was with Carano. … The rule of law still reigns over the Defendants’ empire … and Carano has returned to demand that they be held accountable for their bullying, discriminatory, and retaliatory actions — actions that inflicted not only substantial emotional harm, but millions of dollars in lost income.
You’ll recall that it was in February 2021, not long after she had been in “The Mandalorian,” that Lucasfilm put out a scathing statement on their business with her: “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.”
By the way, there was no social media post denigrating anyone based on cultural or religious identity at all.
“Defendants also discriminated against Carano by treating her differently from her male co-stars who also made public, political statements on social media,” the lawsuit states.
That is absolutely true. Pedro Pascal, who is the star of “The Mandalorian,” put out a meme basically about how illegal immigrants were being held in detention facilities like concentration camps.
He put out that tweet — nothing.
“Her male co-stars were not disciplined, let alone terminated in a way to destroy their careers even though some would find their statements ‘abhorrent,’” the lawsuit states. The lawsuit notes Pascal’s statements as well as guest star Mark Hamill comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
Revenge is best served cold.
Elon tweeted, saying, “If you were discriminated against by Disney or its subsidiaries (ABC, ESPN, Marvel, etc), just reply to this post to receive legal support,” because he received from an anonymous source evidence that showed Disney general entertainment content and inclusion standards that looked like they violated basic civil rights law and seemed to create all sorts of racist hiring practices.
People are going to take him up on that. I would not be surprised to see Disney sued from a thousand different directions over that because DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) must, in fact, die.
Elon is doing God’s work on that one.