Gina Carano has been fired by Disney from its Mandalorian show, part of Lucasfilm.
Carano starred as Cara Dune in a supporting role, but used a comparison between conservatives in America and the Holocaust.
Carano was the subject of much criticism recently when, in a now-deleted Instagram post, she compared being a modern-day Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust.
Now, follow along with me here. Carano was fired for her now deleted Instagram post. Meanwhile, the star of the show, Pedro Pascal, tweeted this:
(Hat tip to Dan Andros)
Pascal kept his job. He also compared Trump supporters to Nazis.
Gina Carano is fired. He keeps his job. Yes, there is a double standard and if you point it out, the left accuses you of whataboutism or supporting your own version of cancel culture.
Those of you in the media should note these double standards will further radicalize people on the right.
And what? You expect intellectual honesty from the side that publicly pilloried a man for thirty year-old events that even the supposed witnesses testified under oath never happened? Please. They have no intellectual honesty. The only thing they have is an agenda by any means necessary. I've given up on trying to reason with those who have no reason.
Personally, I found her Instagram post to be rather thought-provoking, and certainly nothing she should have been fired over. It might be noted, however, that Erick's first link to the news account on Carano's firing mentions other controversial statements, leading one source to say "They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw."
Be that as it may, I take Erick's point to be that of a liberal double standard. Now as my what-about, I might offer conservative calls for a boycott of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick's antics, but that would merely be a deflection from Erick's point - deflection being the actual intent of all what-abouts. Instead, I would like to own up to there being a liberal double standard . . . and (remembering Kaepernick) a conservative double standard. The fact is that we are all hypocrites at one time or another, but this tends to be especially true when we undertake a defense of people on our side, mainly because they are on our side . . . . (Sorry for the interruption of the point I was making, but I had to remove a speck from my eye. Or might that have been a beam?)
That said, I would like to raise a more interesting point on which I would genuinely like to hear some other perspectives. Most parts of the country are governed by an employment doctrine that is rooted in conservative principles of individual liberty. Under the "employment at will" doctrine, an employer is free to fire anyone for any reason except those explicitly prohibited by law. Unless we are going to extend employment protections to the exercise of free speech, it would seem that Disney only did what it had a perfect right to do.
Echoing the answer that I gave to progressive friends who were up in arms over the blackballing of Colin Kaepernick, taking a stand generally comes at a price. T'was ever thus.