Carano’s departure caused many to accuse Disney of a double moral standard because the other protagonist of the series, Pedro Pascal, once compared detention centers on the US border with concentration camps and he did not he was fired…
Disney CEO Bob Chapek insisted on Tuesday that the entertainment company “is not leaning to the left or right” politically, after the controversy that led to the dismissal of actress Gina Carano for her comments on networks social.
“We want both the way we work and the content we create to reflect the diversity of the world we live in,” Chapek said during an investor event.
The dismissal of Carano, one of the protagonists of the series “The Mandalorian”, for her denial of the pandemic and other controversial comments about the transgender community, aroused harsh criticism on social networks by conservative sectors.
According to Disney’s top leader, the actress’s contract was terminated due to comments that Lucasfilm, producer of the Star Wars franchise, found “aberrant.”
Specifically, the controversy was sparked by a publication on social networks in which the actress compared the political situation in the United States with Nazi Germany.
“ As history is altered, most people do not realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily arrest thousands of Jews, the government first provoked their own neighbors to hate them simply for being Jews. How is that different from hating someone for their political opinions? “, Published the actress.
Although the message did not reflect a political alignment, that text was followed by a photo of a man with his head covered in masks and the text: “Meanwhile in California.”
Carano has on other occasions been against the use of masks, has supported comments that ensure that racism does not exist and that the followers of former President Donald Trump are treated unfairly.
He once mocked the pronouns with which certain transgender people ask to be identified and on another occasion published vignettes reflecting anti-Semitic conspiracies, among other messages that also supported Trump’s repeated allegations of voter fraud, without evidence.
After Carano’s departure from “The Mandalorian”, some forums considered that Disney applied a double moral standard because the other protagonist of the series, Pedro Pascal, once compared the detention centers on the US border with the concentration camps.
Carano has since joined the conservative newspaper The Daily Wire to produce content.