After raging over the fact Gina Carano was fired from The Mandalorian for comparing being a Republican in the contemporary United States to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, conservatives have begun demanding Pedro Pascal also be fired from the show for a tweet comparing events in America to Nazi Germany—but in a far different context.
Pascal tweeted a photo invoking young people imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps as a comparison to children in cages at the United States border.
#ThisisAmerica https://t.co/LR3Yjj4JEQ— Pedro Pascal he/him (@Pedro Pascal he/him) 1529535868.0
Like a false-equivalency vulture, the right immediately descended upon this as evidence Pascal should also be fired.
Hey @disneyplus, isn't this a"social media post denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities… https://t.co/mo753yMGSZ— Steven Crowder (@Steven Crowder) 1613055320.0
Disney+ must immediately fire any actor who has made an overwrought Holocaust comparison https://t.co/kPO81Qf38X— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro) 1613044562.0
Yikes! So @Disney/@disneyplus is fine doing biz w/ a country that routinely jails & murders dissidents in cold blo… https://t.co/tRy8JDttBZ— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1613066608.0
I mean, if Disney is gonna fire Gina Carano for posts comparing political hate speech to Nazi Germany, they should… https://t.co/7b9mSj78L3— Doc (@Doc) 1613018943.0
@RoarAshley They equally must fire Pedro Pascal as well. https://t.co/AV3eqjXQcv— Christian Henares✞ 🇪🇸 #ChristianLivesMatter (@Christian Henares✞ 🇪🇸 #ChristianLivesMatter) 1613082634.0
Pascal, who plays the titular character on The Mandalorian, often criticized the policies of Donald Trump and the right, which has always drawn the ire of right-wing Star Wars fans.
Gonna leave this here. https://t.co/cvUzMoDjYj— Pedro Pascal he/him (@Pedro Pascal he/him) 1610130830.0
The world is watching and history is recording. This disgrace will be FOREVER IN THE BOOKS.— Pedro Pascal he/him (@Pedro Pascal he/him) 1610059506.0
"What is Battleground Georgia? An org talking to Black voters who did not participate in Nov. BG has *already* turn… https://t.co/JW9fXGRtnF— Pedro Pascal he/him (@Pedro Pascal he/him) 1609685520.0
Why didn’t Disney fire Pedro Pascal for comparing border enforcement to Nazis? https://t.co/7pTKkdHo0n— David Croom - (ツ) (@David Croom - (ツ)) 1613058017.0
@benshapiro Better fire @PedroPascal1 while we’re at it if we’re firing people for inaccurate historical comparison… https://t.co/UKz0X8JL9q— Chase Van Dyk (@Chase Van Dyk) 1613045852.0
The calls to fire Pascal invoke the paradox of tolerance:
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."
They fired the woman....but the man gets to stay? Where are the women’s groups demanding that #PedroPascal be fire… https://t.co/zKUNG8BqfR— Richard Grenell (@Richard Grenell) 1613091851.0
Lucasfilm supports Pedro Pascal while publicly firing Gina Carano. Never forget - Jeremy https://t.co/okxSxfY8ci— Geeks + Gamers (@Geeks + Gamers) 1613073082.0
Gina Carano was kicked off The Mandalorian by Lucasfilm for a "controversial" social media post calling for... unit… https://t.co/40i06S5WT8— Lauren Chen (@Lauren Chen) 1613097552.0
Disney’s rule of justice: Filming Mulan in a concentration camp province of China ✅ Thanking that province for th… https://t.co/FLuGLfOWiw— Max Towey (@Max Towey) 1613078410.0
Gina Carano liking tweets for Pedro Pascal to be fired lol, but I thought cancel culture was bad? https://t.co/yerX4ntJHy— Shitty Star Wars Posts (@Shitty Star Wars Posts) 1613111307.0
Pascal was recently cast to portray Joel in the upcoming film adaptation of the popular video game The Last Of Us.
So not only is he not fired, but he's going to be pretty busy for the next few years.