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Disney CEO Addresses Gina Carano's Firing From 'The Mandalorian'

Disney CEO Addresses Gina Carano's Firing From 'The Mandalorian'
Gina Carano arrives for the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Disney)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:06 PM

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has addressed Gina Carano's firing from "The Mandalorian." The company was accused of singling out the actress due to her political beliefs but Chapek denied the allegations Tuesday during an annual shareholders meeting. 

"I don't really see Disney as characterizing itself as left leaning or right leaning, [but] instead standing for values, values that are universal, values of respect, values of decency, values of integrity and values of inclusion," he said when asked to comment on a "new blacklist punishing conservatives in the entertainment industry," USA Today reported.  

"And we seek to have not only how we operate, but the content that we make reflective of the rich diversity of the world that we live in. And I think that's a world that we all should live in, in harmony and peace." 

Last month Lucasfilm announced Carano would not reprise her role as Cara Dune in the Disney sci-fi adventure series after she shared content to social media which many believed was comparing being a Republican today as being a Jew in Nazi Germany.  

Carano later told Ben Shapiro that was not how she intended her post to be interpreted. 

"The post never said anything about Republicans or conservatives. It was more about people tearing each other apart," she said. "I’ve got every single big publication saying, 'She’s comparing conservatives and Republicans to this' and that’s not really what I was doing... I have love for everyone. I’m not a hateful person." 

Carano further claimed that there is favoritism at the studio which is based upon political choices and there are double standards in place. 

"They've been all over me and they've been watching me like a hawk, and I'm watching people on the same production and they can say everything they want, and that's where I had a problem," she said. "I had a problem because I wasn't going along with the narrative." 

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