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Conservatives Are Calling For A Disney+ Boycott Over Firing Of Controversial 'Mandalorian' Star

Conservatives Are Calling For A Disney+ Boycott Over Firing Of Controversial 'Mandalorian' Star
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Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in the Disney+ original series The Mandalorian, has been fired from the series after Lucasfilm called her social media posts "abhorrent and unacceptable."

The last straw appeared to be a post Carano made on Instagram where she compared being a Republican in America today to being Jewish in Nazi Germany, a false comparison considering the only concentration camps in the United States housed Indigenous peoples and Japanese Americans and 6 million Republicans are not being systematically murdered by the United States government.

In response, conservatives are trying to get people to cancel their Disney+ subscription.

Some of these bizarre calls also compare Gina Carano to the planet Alderaan, which was blown up by the Empire in the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope for no reason other than to terrify a captive Princess Leia.

Conservatives, forever critical of what they've labeled "cancel culture," don't seem to understand that they're promoting said "cancel culture" by urging this.

Lucasfilm originally intended to carry her character, Cara Dune, through more of The Mandalorian as well as through some new spin-off series, but scrapped those plans when Carano started supporting more problematic things like the insurrection at the United States Capitol.

"They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw," an anonymous source told The Hollywood Reporter.

Carano's posts have been problematic for much longer than just the past few days.

She mocked transgender and non-binary people, supported false claims of voter fraud in the United States 2020 presidential election and mocked people for wearing masks in the middle of the ongoing pandemic.

Disney's choice to fire her is just as protected under the Constitution Of The United States as Carano's choice to post her inflammatory comments. Carano's firing is a consequence of her actions and likely in violation of her contract.

In the age of social media, most companies replaced or enhanced their morality clause with a social media conduct policy.