MANDALORIAN Star Bill Burr Defends Gina Carano: ‘They Use Outrage Because They Don’t Like Your Politics’

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MANDALORIAN Star Bill Burr Defends Gina Carano: ‘They Use Outrage Because They Don’t Like Your Politics’

By Movieguide® Staff

Comedian Bill Burr recently defended his MANDALORIAN co-star Gina Carano, noting that The Walt Disney Company’s decision to fire her was not “a fair move.”

“I thought it was funny that the liberals proved her point,” Burr told The Hollywood Reporter. “They just use outrage because they don’t like your politics. As someone who considers himself liberal, it’s disappointing to see …”

Carano was fired from the popular Disney+ show after sharing a social media post about political hostility. Though her fans pushed for her to remain in the series, Lucasfilm disassociated with the actress, firmly landing in cancel culture territory.

Burr blames the hype on media outlets who are so desperate for clicks, they lean into stories about cancelling celebrities with different opinions.

“And now there’s so many [media outlets] that want eyeballs, they make money off advertising, that they give attention to these crazy fringe people,” Burr explained.

“You can’t take one incident or one quote and say, ‘That’s who you are.’ It took me 50 years to figure out who I am, and I’ve been with me for 50 [expletive] years. How are you going to figure out who I am in a joke?” he added.

Movieguide® previously reported on Carano’s firing:

Disney reportedly fired THE MANDALORIAN star Gina Carano after the actress received backlash from a social media post that compared America’s political divide to how the Nazi party came to power in Germany.

The conservative actress and former MMA fighter is no stranger to controversy. Last year, fans demanded that Disney fire Carano over various comments regarding face masks, Democrats, and voter fraud.

The newest controversy comes after Carano, 38, ironically shared her opinion on how political hostility mirrors communist regimes in history.

“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?” read the post, which Carano had posted to her Instagram.

Carano also posted a photo of a person wearing cloth masks to cover their face and head and captioned it: “Meanwhile in California.”

Instagram removed both posts. Disney announced that Carano was no longer “employed by” the company after fans took to Twitter with “#FireGinaCarano.”

Additionally, Lucasfilm’s statement said that “there are no plans for” the rehiring of Carano and that “her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Carano played Cara Dune in seven episodes of THE MANDALORIAN. While Disney rumored that Carano would also have a lead role in a MANDALORIAN spin-off, it has withheld the series’ casting.