Gina Carano's Star Wars journey has officially come to a shocking end after Lucasfilm executives took matters into their own hands and terminated the actress from her contract. Apparently, the company has just been waiting for the right time to fire Carano, who's been making headlines since last year for her socio-political posts.
Now, some Star Wars fans want lead star Pedro Pascal to suffer the same fate as his co-star Carano after an old tweet of him from 2018 resurfaced. In the said tweet, Pascal also compared the United States to Nazi Germany.
Written in June 2018, the post is simply captioned #ThisisAmerica with an image of children in concentration camps during the Holocaust and children in detention in the United States.
The "controversial" tweet once again went viral that even American commentator Ben Shapiro and Donald Trump Jr., son of ex-American President Donald Trump Sr. are calling out the company for choosing to ax Carano while keeping Pascal on board who virtually committed the same mistake as the actress.
Disney+ must immediately fire any actor who has made an overwrought Holocaust comparison pic.twitter.com/kPO81Qf38X— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2021
Same Movie as @ginacarano, same analogy, though the pic has the wrong date... I'm told it was 2010 under Obama/Biden.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 11, 2021
So does @Disney discriminate against women for doing what their male actors do or is is only discrimination against conservatives? https://t.co/D2q9Vo9GQX
By that logic alone, people are convinced that Lucasfilm should also fire Pascal even though the tweet was posted three years ago. The hashtag #FirePedroPascal even trended on Twitter. See some of the fan reactions below:
I mean, if Disney is gonna fire Gina Carano for posts comparing political hate speech to Nazi Germany, they should also fire Pedro Pascal for targeted harassment against Senator Ted Cruz. Just saying?♂️— Doc (@DocOnTheRadio) February 11, 2021
Disney must fire Pedro Pascal because, like Gina Carano, he compared the plight of Jews of Nazi Germany to systemic disenfranchisement in America...#Disney #GinaCarano #PedroPascal https://t.co/G9oh6g2Ucy— Jonathan Bowen (@JonathanLovesUs) February 11, 2021
Let me get this straight, @disneyplus fires @ginacarano for tweets she made, but @PedroPascal1 makes a tweet comparing the Trump administration to the confederacy and Nazi Germany that's ok? I guess it depends what your views are that's ok. ?— DanRaischSr (@DanRx33) February 11, 2021
@Disney doesn’t like strong women. #HireGinaCarano or #FirePedroPascal people want equality well time to prove it @Disney. @Disney doesn’t like people having different opinions. @Disney is fascist, racist and sexism.— eric (@eric08544428) February 11, 2021
#FirePedroPascal He basically made the same comparison as Gina Carrano. The double standard and hypocrisy is mind blowing. I loved Grogu but I’m done with Disney.— Hammie (@HammieUSA) February 11, 2021
Pedro Pascal criticized Obama’s immigration policies and shared a meme comparing immigrant children in cages to Jewish children in concentration camps, but nobody ever demanded he was fired. In order to be consistent, how about we switch #FireGinaCarano to #FirePedroPascal ?— Nick (@Chaosman92) February 11, 2021
Lol I just read that some people are mad that Carano got canned for her comparison of the modern US to Nazi Germany but Pedro Pascal didn't get canned for his past comparison of the modern US to Nazi Germany. Is this hypocrisy? Is he ok only because he did it in a "liberal" way??— Just UltraDavid (@ultradavid) February 11, 2021
Yet Pedro Pascal once compared the last administration to Nazi Germany and didn't get called out on it...the double standard is appalling, but not as much as to how I see so many people cheering for this.— Skeptical Green Goblin of Earth 120703 (@leepunzel) February 11, 2021
Just wait until you're on the other end and see how it feels. pic.twitter.com/9FIfmybEyX
As a jewish person born in germany What Pedro Pascal posted comparing concertation camps to immigration camps is more offending to me than what Gina Carano said— 2020NN (@Simp2020NN) February 11, 2021
Pascal has yet to comment regarding the issue. It's a messy situation for sure and it's already causing too much chaos on social media. As it stands, Lucasfilm is firm on its stand regarding Gina's removal from the Star Wars franchise and it'd be interesting to see what their next move will be especially now that fans are also dragging Pascal into the controversy.
Meanwhile, Season 3 of The Mandalorian hits Disney+ in 2022.
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