Disney has fired actress Gina Carano after she compared hating someone for their political beliefs to Nazi Germany.
Carano uploaded an image to her social media account Wednesday where she questioned why hating someone for their political views was any different than what the Jews endured in Nazi Germany.
The post stated:
“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 own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano has trended on social media in recent months after other comments the Disney star has made.
Carano starred in the Disney film, “The Mandalorian,” a Lucasfilm production.
In a statement to io9, a Lucasfilm representative said, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm planned on announcing in December that Carano would star in her own Star Wars series. After Carano received backlash for a number of tweets in November, Lucasfilm decided to not move forward with the series.
Carano has also been dropped as a client by the United Talent Agency, THR reported.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” THR’s sources said.
In June 2018, Carano’s co-star, Pedro Pascal, tweeted an image of Nazi Germany in 1944 compared to an image of children in cages, incorrectly labeled as America in 2018.
The image is of Palestinian children in 2010.
The discrimination within the Walt Disney Company is very apparent, and many are calling out Disney for the double standard.
ABC News correspondent Terry Moran made a controversial comment this week comparing former President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on-air Tuesday but has yet to receive any repercussions from it.
ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company, has not taken action against Moran for his statements. ABC News and Disney have yet to comment on the matter.
“[Trump] has the Republican party like a personalized power like we haven’t seen, it’s a Caudillo, it’s a Caesar, it’s a Fuhrer. We don’t see that in this country. We do now,” Moran said.
“Fuhrer” was a title used by Adolf Hitler to define his role of absolute authority in Nazi Germany.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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