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Author Topic: Gina Carano fired by Disney.  (Read 3843 times)

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Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« on: February 11, 2021, 01:59:58 AM »
https://www.indiewire.com/2021/02/gina-carano-fired-lucasfilm-1234616431/

Fuck you, Disney. Whether you think her tweet was accurate or dumb, it's hardly worth firing her over. Unless you're a bunch of yellow bellied grovellers who will collapse under any internet pressure.
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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 03:23:57 AM »
Now TBH they surprisingly kept her around despite all previous SJWs actions against her. And they were numerous.
Alas, the subject of One Holy Genocide is apparently of higher caliber, and desacration of it, much bigger crime than TERFizm.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 04:30:14 AM »
1. actress calls for less hatred in the world
2. actress fired for saying the wrong thing

Well, Hollywood has never liked large, physically strong women.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 06:01:08 AM »
Well, Hollywood has never liked large, physically strong women.
I'm pretty sure most corporations dislike their employees doing/saying anything that might put them in a bad light...which can be almost anything these days.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 06:33:48 AM »
Her comment was accurate and well put and the parallel to current events is clear, but the keyboard warriors have been after her for a long while; since she refused pressure to go all #sjwbullshit in he r profile and live appearances.
Stuff like this was inevitable from the moment Disney got hold of the Star Wars franchise, spineless corporates paranoid about upsetting the vocal minority on twitter. You cannot have a personal opinion or free thought these days if you live/work in a public environment.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 09:13:27 AM »
At first I didn't believe it as Mandalorian Season 3 isn't even in production (as they said they wouldn't start until after Boba Fett was finished) and it's not often that a company calls an employee "abhorrent", as even Harvey Weinstein didn't get that treatment.

But every passing minute makes it seem more likely. Cancelled my Disney+ although that was merely symbolic as I'm paid up until next November.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 09:17:56 AM »
There was a rumor that Jon Favreau had been running interference for her, but evidently he didn't have enough pull to keep the scolds off her.

Amusingly in a dark way, a lot of people conflate McCarthy's arguments with those of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The latter was staffed with Democrats and was a complete shitshow, right up there with the current sham-peachment proceedings. The worst thing about McCarthy was his bombastic nature, but people forget his complaint: that certain people were being given security clearances and employment in the State Department and they should not be there. So, WERE there Communists in the State Department? Well, I admit I could be wrong, but Hiss, the Rosenbergs, Harry Dexter White -- if those people weren't taking Russian rubles I'd like to know why.

He didn't say they couldn't work elsewhere, though (public or private sector). He didn't call for them to be physically assaulted. He even resisted naming people from his list because he admitted he could be wrong and that he didn't want to smear innocents with a faulty accusation.

But welcome to 2021, where someone pointing out the gross dehumanization of a political position is grounds for expelling them from modern society.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 09:51:55 AM »
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She had made it and all she had to is shut the @#%$ up.
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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 12:59:27 PM »
I hate to say it, but it probably didn't help that she also put on a large amount of weight in between seasons.

And no, that's not because she's a woman. If Chris Pratt showed up for GOTG3 looking like Andy Dwyer again, he'd probably be in violation of his contract too.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 02:30:18 PM »
There was a rumor that Jon Favreau had been running interference for her, but evidently he didn't have enough pull to keep the scolds off her.

Amusingly in a dark way, a lot of people conflate McCarthy's arguments with those of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The latter was staffed with Democrats and was a complete shitshow, right up there with the current sham-peachment proceedings. The worst thing about McCarthy was his bombastic nature, but people forget his complaint: that certain people were being given security clearances and employment in the State Department and they should not be there. So, WERE there Communists in the State Department? Well, I admit I could be wrong, but Hiss, the Rosenbergs, Harry Dexter White -- if those people weren't taking Russian rubles I'd like to know why.

He didn't say they couldn't work elsewhere, though (public or private sector). He didn't call for them to be physically assaulted. He even resisted naming people from his list because he admitted he could be wrong and that he didn't want to smear innocents with a faulty accusation.

But welcome to 2021, where someone pointing out the gross dehumanization of a political position is grounds for expelling them from modern society.

I wasn't going to go down that side road, but since you opened the door.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 02:31:13 PM »
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She had made it and all she had to is shut the @#%$ up.
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Christ. What a bunch of Wormtongues. Saying a woman should shut her mouth and be happy with what she's given. You can't make this shit up.
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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 02:39:47 PM »
I hate to say it, but it probably didn't help that she also put on a large amount of weight in between seasons.

And no, that's not because she's a woman. If Chris Pratt showed up for GOTG3 looking like Andy Dwyer again, he'd probably be in violation of his contract too.

It's possible. I doubt it's a major part of the decision though. More like a "By the way..." point.
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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2021, 02:46:15 PM »
I think it was probably a case of one thing on top of another. Clearly her online comments were the straw that broke the camel's back.

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Re: Gina Carano fired by Disney.
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2021, 04:14:42 PM »
Expect this sort of stuff to get worse as these sociopaths now know it works all too well and few will fight back.

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