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Gina Carano/Cara Dune debacle

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by dazin5, Feb 20, 2021.

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  1. dazin5

    dazin5 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 20, 2021
    Gina Carana who played Cara Dune on the Mandalorian was recently sacked by Disney/Lucasfilm on the basis of her politics, with certain posts on social media being given as the reason, though it doesn't seem she said anything that controversial, especially compared to things put out by her co-stars and others whose employment remained secure. Disney/Lucasfilm have been widely accused of operating a double-standard as a result of this. The unfortunate turn of events seems to have cost them much of the good will that had been built up among Star Wars fans with the more respectful treatment of the source material in the Mandalorian. Kathleen Kennedy also got downvoted by a ratio of about 100-1 when shortly after this she spoke in a video on the Oscars YT channel about female achievement in Hollywood. She was accused of hypocrisy for firing a genuinely strong, independent woman, who resisted conforming to the prevailing group-think.

    I was getting quite interested in getting into the Mandalorian, but all this, and the apparent climate of bias and bullying at Lucasfilm has dispelled that enthusiasm. Could it have been avoided? Will this be a blip, or will the future of the franchise generally and the series specifically be affected by this?
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  2. Merric

    Merric Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 26, 2013
    She wasn't fired by on the basis of her political views. She was fired for spreading lies and false information about the pandemic and for posting election conspiracies all over her social media, even after it's been proven there was no election fraud. These things will get you terminated from any job, really.
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  3. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    Plus the Jewish comment didn’t help her either.

    I don’t know if the rules are the same for this section of the forum as others but this debate might be better suited here

    It’s a discussion on cancel culture in general
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  4. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Five Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    Yes, if we’re discussing why Carano was fired, use that thread.

    If you want to discuss The Mandalorian or the Cara Dune character, use the TV forum.

    Locking. @LAJ_FETT
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