The news that Gina Carano was fired from The Mandalorian was a topic that made major waves in both the online world and the media. However, the topic has not only shaken pop culture but the political scene as well.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted that Gina Carano is a victim of cancel culture. This statement follows the firing of former The Mandalorian star due to her social media posts and rhetoric. For those who might be saying that Cruz has no business meddling with the topic, Carano is from Texas. In fact, she was born in Dallas County, Texas. Not only is Cruz Republican, but he is also from Texas which is probably why Carano's case resonated with him.
Cruz added that Carano broke the barriers in the Star Wars universe. He added that Carano's character was not a victim, not a princess, and not some emotionally tortured Jedi. The senator further noted that Carano's character was a woman who kicked us and who girls looked up to, which made her instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. The senator ended the tweet by saying, "Of course, Disney canceled her."
Carano was fired after she posted on her Instagram story, where she compared the treatment of modern-day Conservatives to the experiences of Jewish people during the Holocaust. Apparently, her past social media commentaries may have pushed Lucasfilm and the most recent one was the last straw. This also caused some fans to drag Pedro Pascal into the mix after he likened the US to Nazi Germany in a past tweet.
Carano recently responded, revealing that she will be producing, directing, and starring in her own film in partnership with The Daily Wire.