Gina Carano accuses Disney of ‘bullying’ her after backlash over ‘abhorrent’ posts, but offers no evidence

Gina Carano accuses Disney of ‘bullying’ her after backlash over ‘abhorrent’ posts, but offers no evidence

The Mandalorian star Gina Carano has accused Disney and Lucasfilm of “bullying” her.

The actor, who starred in the Disney+ series as Cara Dune, came under criticism for sharing a post on social media that compared being a Republican today to the experience of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

Following widespread condemnation, it was announced earlier this month that Carano would no longer be a part of any forthcoming Disney productions.

A Lucasfilm spokesperson called her posts “abhorrent and unacceptable”.

Carano has now addressed the backlash in an interview with right-wing broadcaster Ben Shapiro.

“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been taking place, and I saw it before,” she said. “I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply.” She did not provide any evidence to support her claims.

Carano has shared a string of other controversial political beliefs.

She has echoed Donald Trump’s completely unproven questions about the fairness of the 2020 US election, and shared anti-mask memes and conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffery Epstein.

She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop” in her social media bio.

During the interview, Carano told Shapiro she had evolved in the aftermath of the post.

She said, “I’ve actually grown through the experience. It’s not fair on the Jewish community to throw this out there. If you say the word Nazi, you need to have a little bit more respect.”

Shapiro and Carano discussed the difference in treatment towards her co-star Pedro Pascal, a vocal opponent of Trump. He tweeted outrage about immigrant children being held into cages at the US-Mexico border.

Since exiting The Mandalorian, she has signed a deal with Shapiro’s conservative news site The Daily Wire.

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