“The Mandalorian” star Bill Burr said his former co-star Gina Carano’s “firing” on the hit Disney+ series wasn’t a “fair move,” and said that “liberals proved her point,” before he slammed cancel culture.
During the 53-year-old actor’s recent interview for the Hollywood Reporter, the superstar comedian was asked about Carano and if he thought the 40-year-old actress‘ “firing was a fair move” after the “Deadpool” star lost her job on the “Star Wars” series in February 2021, then immediately signed on with The Daily Wire to make movies.
“No,” Burr responded to the question. “I thought it was funny that the liberals proved her point. They just use outrage because they don’t like your politics. As someone who considers himself liberal, it’s disappointing to see the left become how the right used to be when they went after the Dixie Chicks after they criticized George W. Bush.”
“There’s not a lot of people like that — most are just trying not to get in trouble — but there’s this small collection of lunatics — either on the right or the left, at any given moment — that cause hysteria,” he added. “And now there’s so many [media outlets] that want eyeballs, they make money off advertising, that they give attention to these crazy fringe people.”
Bill Burr on cancel culture: “You can't take one incident or one quote and say, ‘That's who you are.’ It took me 50 years to figure out who I am and I've been with me for 50 f—ing years. How are you gonna figure out who I am in a joke?” https://t.co/C4L8MHYcH7
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 28, 2022
“The whole thing with Gina [Carano]: You can’t chime in when the s***’s happening, because then you cause static for other people on the [show]. That somebody’s opinion — or their political beliefs — makes people try to destroy their ability to make a living, it’s f***ing bizarre to me.”
Carano was allegedly cut from Lucasfilm’s popular series over several social media posts that were called offensive by some.
The post that got the most attention involved her sharing a screenshot of “another person’s post that she then posted onto her own Instagram account.” “The post compared the current polarized culture in the U.S. to Nazi Germany,” as previously reported.
Burr also slammed cancel culture and the idea of going “back eight years in somebody’s Twitter feed and be like, ‘What about this?’”
“And nobody says, ‘You had to go back eight years to find something?!’” the comedian explained. “‘Sounds like this is a pretty good person if you had to go back eight f***ing years!’ Meanwhile, there are people who get paroled from prison every day who have done so much worse and they’re allowed to put their lives back together.”
“You can have 20-year wars, you can create synthetic heroin, you can f***ing poison the food supply,” he added. “You can do all of that s***and it’s barely going to read. They did a study the other day that 85 percent of people have plastic in their body — horrifying. Who’s going to be held accountable for that? Nobody. But I could tell you five different topics that if I did jokes about, I would get more in trouble than the people who caused that.”
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