Deadpool and Mandalorian actress, Gina Carano, received a swift reminder in the past week to think before you post.
Last week, Carano shared a social media post that equated being a Republican today to being Jewish during World War II.
"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors... even by children."
"Because history is edited, most people today don't realize that, to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their neighbors hate them simply for being Jews."
"How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?"
Twitter was in an absolute uproar over the post, and a "Fire Gina Carano" hashtag started trending right away. According to Carano, it also "worked."
Lucasfilm and Disney responded, firing Carano. The fate of her "Cara Dune" character remains uncertain.
"[Gina Carano is not employed by us, and there are] no plans for her to be in the future."
"Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
Carano—who previously drew ire for her transphobic and anti-masker posts—was also dropped by her talent agency, UTA, and the production of her Cara Dune action figure by Hasbro was halted.
Carano claimed in an interview with her new collaborator, Ben Shapiro, she found out about her being fired in an unconventional way.
"How I found out [that I was fired] was that I looked on the internet, and you know, you check your Twitter, and I'm trending, and the 'fire Gina Carano' hashtag thing worked."
Carano also claimed she was targeted by Disney and Lucasfilm for her Republican views.
"[I felt like I was] watched like a hawk. I had a problem because I wasn't going along with the narrative."
"Just a couple of weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist that they employ to erase my character and put a different character in place. He proudly announced this on Twitter, erased my character, and put another character in place."
"All the fans of Cara Dune were just outraged. They were like, 'Why didn't you add the character? Why did you have to take off her character? Is there something wrong? Is Gina getting fired?"
Carano—who mocked transgender people online—later called her employer's response to her behavior "bullying."
"I've seen the bullying that takes place, and so when this started, they point their guns at you, and you know it's only a matter of time."
"I've seen it happen to so many people, and I just thought to myself, 'You're coming for me. I know you are."
"They're making it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, 'I'm going to go down swinging and I'm going to stay true to myself.'"
Some fans had Carano's back.
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire I saw it and I think it’s a terrible mistake by Disney. Us conservatives do… https://t.co/bCq61ab0GJ— Tan Man (@Tan Man)1613745000.0
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire Don't agree on a political level in regards to right wing politics/philosoph… https://t.co/t1BpFRVekn— @Flaculaforcefive (@@Flaculaforcefive)1613692607.0
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire Loyal fan of Gina for life. So happy to see you moving on from the toxicity… https://t.co/Xig6oIb3dy— Arnold (@Arnold)1613689854.0
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire Gina - I apologize for not knowing who you were before now but now have to a… https://t.co/qzrE4e2Nmy— Phil DAnnolfo (@Phil DAnnolfo)1613921274.0
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire Cancel culture is a worse pandemic than covid-19. You had the best character… https://t.co/83hXOAZjY7— The VZA (@The VZA)1613702527.0
But most were critical of Carano's latest statements.
@ginacarano @benshapiro @realDailyWire Meh. Just apologize for saying something dopey and get back on the Mandalorean.— christopher zarrella (@christopher zarrella)1613692276.0
Through all of this, Carano claimed she grew with the experience.
"I'm a human being, I have so much to learn and grow."
"Being canceled might become trendy one day, but don't think when it happens to you that it's going to be easy."
"It may be one of the hardest things that you've ever been through."
"But each day that goes by... you stop feeling sorry for yourself. You show up."
Carano also stressed this is only the beginning for her.
This is just the beginning.. welcome to the rebellion. https://t.co/5lDdKNBOu6— Gina Carano 🕯 (@Gina Carano 🕯)1613154009.0
@ginacarano So happy Trump voters and Republican Christians will still have a place to watch you♥️ Ben Shapiro is t… https://t.co/EGnT8QLqMi— Taylor Lianne Chandler (@Taylor Lianne Chandler)1613234459.0
@ginacarano Yasssss queen!! Keep fighting!!! #ginaisaqueen #ginaisuncancelled— Liz Anziano (@Liz Anziano)1613156512.0
Carano currently has plans for a show with Ben Shapiro'sThe Daily Wire, but it's unclear what other plans she has up her sleeve.