Gina Carano Talks Mandalorian Firing, Felt Like She Was ‘Being Head-Hunted’

CaranoGina Carano believes she was another victim of Disney’s bullying. The former MMA star was fired from “The Mandalorian” after a controversial now-deleted social media post where she compared Republicans in America to Jews in Nazi Germany. Having made a number of controversial right-wing posts in the past, it didn’t take long for Carano to […]

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Gina Carano believes she was another victim of Disney’s bullying.

The former MMA star was fired from “The Mandalorian” after a controversial now-deleted social media post where she compared Republicans in America to Jews in Nazi Germany.

Having made a number of controversial right-wing posts in the past, it didn’t take long for Carano to get her marching orders soon after before she eventually announced a new film project with Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire.

Having claimed her voice would be freer than ever before at the time, Carano recently touched further on her firing.

“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 told Shapiro (via Andreas Wiseman of Deadline). “I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply.

“… You know how boxers head-hunt sometimes and forget to go for the body? I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever it is, just certain people at that company…I feel like I’ve been being head-hunted.”

Carano went on to state that she knew her time would be up sooner rather than later — so she decided to go down swinging by sticking to her beliefs.

“I was prepared at any point to be let go, because I’ve seen this happen to so many people,” Carano added. “I’ve seen the looks on their faces. 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.’”

What do you make of Carano’s latest comments?

Gina Carano Talks Being Fired from ‘The Mandalorian,’ Says Disney Bullied Her

Gina Carano said she was bullied by Disney before being fired from her role on The Mandalorian. “I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying …

Gina Carano said she was bullied by Disney before being fired from her role on The Mandalorian. “I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying …

Gina Carano: ‘My Heart Has Only Ever Had Ultimate Respect & Love For The Jewish Community’

Gina CaranoFormer MMA fighter turned Hollywood actress Gina Carano has spoken of “utter shock” after one of her social media posts was branded anti-Semitic and ultimately led to her firing from the popular Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.” The 38-year-old was let go from her lead role as Cara Dune after the hashtag FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter. […]

Gina Carano

Former MMA fighter turned Hollywood actress Gina Carano has spoken of “utter shock” after one of her social media posts was branded anti-Semitic and ultimately led to her firing from the popular Disney+ series “The Mandalorian.”

The 38-year-old was let go from her lead role as Cara Dune after the hashtag FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter.

Carano had previously made a post that compared modern-day Republicans in the United States to Jewish people during the Holocaust.

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” Carano wrote Instagram. “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 own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views”

Carano has now spoken of her surprise that these comments had been viewed by many as anti-Semitic.

“I was in utter shock and confusion when certain people said it was anti-Semitic,” Carano said in a written message to Bari Weiss. “Then, as I went to take it down, I noticed that the image was not the same as the one people were referencing. I was honestly confused: Should I take it down, or leave it up? I still don’t know the answer to that question, because taking it down only makes the mob attack you more.”

“The image for me was a statement that people need to stand together and rise up, stop being so manipulated by the powers that believe they know what’s best for you and play games with our lives,” Carano added. “My heart has only ever had ultimate respect and love for the Jewish community.”

Do you think Gina Carano deserved to be fired?

ESPN Issue Statement After Dana White Criticizes Ariel Helwani For Responding To Gina Carano

White HelwaniESPN has issued a statement on Ariel Helwani following recent criticism from UFC president Dana White. White notably called Helwani “a douche” for his video response to Gina Carano’s controversial social media tweet that saw her get fired from “The Mandalorian” last week. Carano’s tweet compared being a conservative in America today to Jews living […]

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ESPN has issued a statement on Ariel Helwani following recent criticism from UFC president Dana White.

White notably called Helwani “a douche” for his video response to Gina Carano’s controversial social media tweet that saw her get fired from “The Mandalorian” last week.

Carano’s tweet compared being a conservative in America today to Jews living in the period of Nazi Germany which naturally drew plenty of criticism and eventually led to her firing.

Helwani is Jewish and being a friend of Carano’s, was naturally disappointed by her tweet as he put out an eight-minute video giving his thoughts on the situation.

Of course, this rubbed White the wrong way as he believed Helwani — who he is on bad terms with — was trying to make it about himself.

“Leave Gina alone,” White said on Friday when asked about her situation. “Listen, we make mistakes. We all make mistakes. For everybody to go in on her – I love how Ariel Helwani made it all about him. It was all about him. Such a douche.”

Many ESPN colleagues came to Helwani’s defense and after initially declining to comment, ESPN finally release a statement, albeit a very short one.

“Ariel is a valued colleague and an exceptional MMA reporter. His record speaks for itself,” ESPN said in a statement to the New York Post.

It says nothing about White’s comments but that is unsurprisingly natural given ESPN’s partnership with the UFC that has been ongoing since 2019.

What do you make of the situation?

Dana White Reacts To Gina Carano Getting Fired From The Mandalorian

Gina CaranoFormer MMA fighter Gina Carano has continually made headlines over the past year, due to a plethora of controversial Twitter posts. However, her most recent post, comparing the current political landscape to that of Nazi Germany, appears to have been the final straw for some. After retiring from MMA, Carano moved into the world of […]

Gina Carano

Former MMA fighter Gina Carano has continually made headlines over the past year, due to a plethora of controversial Twitter posts.

However, her most recent post, comparing the current political landscape to that of Nazi Germany, appears to have been the final straw for some.

After retiring from MMA, Carano moved into the world of acting. She has most recently featured as a prominent supporting character in Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian. Unfortunately for Carano, due to her social media activity, Lucasfilm’s have officially decided to cut ties with the former Strikeforce athlete.

At the UFC 258 pre-fight media scrum, UFC president Dana White sat down with reporters to discuss the event. As the scrum was about to wrap up, one reporter asked a final question, getting White’s thoughts on the Carano situation. White had the follwoing to say:

“Leave Gina alone. Listen, we make mistakes. We all make mistakes. For everybody to go in on her – I love how Ariel Helwani made it all about him. It was all about him. Such a douche.”

Dana White and Ariel Helwani have had a long-running feud, dating back several years. However, the reaction from Helwani that White referred to, was an Instagram video the ESPN reporter posted. The video is a response to several fans asking Helwani’s thoughts on the situation, which as Helwani points out, is a relevant question considering the circumstances. As Helwani states “because of the fact that she’s a famous former mixed martial artist. Because I’ve talked about her a lot. Because I’ve interviewed her a bunch, and I’ve talked about her impact on my career early on. (And) because I’m Jewish.” It does stand to reason that Helwani has as much right as anyone to weigh in on this situation.

Do you agree with White or Helwani in regards to Gina Carano? Let us know in the comments.