Comedian and The Mandalorian costar, Bil Burr, defended Gina Carano after Lucasfilm fired her.
Carano was described by Burr on his podcast as “an absolute sweetheart.”
“And you know, whatever, somehow someone will take this video and they’ll fucking make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure, ” he continued.
Burr also said, “How do you hold up… judging somebody that harshly? I’m not talking about the hardcore shit like sexual assault and rape and stuff. Now, it’s becoming, like, ‘Hey, you made an ignorant comparison—there goes your dream.’ I look at that and say, ‘Who the fuck stands up to that?”
Carano was fired because she reposted a graphic to her story that compared “cancel culture” to Jewish people during the Holocaust.
The post said, “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?”