Bill Burr defended his former co-star Gina Carano, who was fired by Disney from “The Mandalorian” saying “she was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice f***ing person.” Burr says now he has to “watch what the f**k” he says since he is still on that show.
On one of Burr’s recent podcasts discussing the topic of Carano being fired he 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 f**k stands up to that?’”
Carano was fired due to comments on social media which made a comparison between Nazi hatred of Jews and hating someone based solely on their political views.
“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,” Carano said. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
“Unless [Carano] did some truly horrible s**t or said overtly racist s**t … I don’t know,” Burr said.
The superstar comedian noted that because he’s also on the hit “Star Wars” series, now, he’s “gotta watch what the f**k” he says.
The toxic nature of cancel culture is quickly eroding American values.
Disney Taking Heat For Firing Gina Carano But Not Pedro Pascal
Gina Carano and her co-star Pedro Pascal both made references of today’s political divide to Nazi Germany but only one of them was fired.
Carano is a conservative and was dropped from her role on Disney’s “The Mandalorian” because of her post but a similar tweet from 2018 posted by Pascal did not land him in hot water. Pascal falls in line with the politically left much like rest of Hollywood leaving many to point out the hypocrisy.
Carano, 38, has drawn ire in the past over a handful of political statements that have irked fans, such as messages about face masks and voter fraud. Her comments this week, however, created quite the divide among social media users, with some calling for the actress’ firing with the hashtag #FireGinaCarano while others ripped Disney — parent company to Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise — and its streaming service, Disney+.
But, the liberal Pascal, who has played the show’s title character, The Mandalorian, used the hashtag #ThisisAmerica to caption side-by-side images. The top image was said to show children confined by barbed wire in Nazi Germany circa 1944, while the bottom image was purported to be from the United States in 2018 — although multiple reports indicated the photo actually showed Palestinian children in the West Bank years earlier. Pascal’s 2018 message came at the height of a controversy over the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy under the Trump administration at the time.
Pascal also posted a now-deleted tweet in 2020 that compared Trump supporters to Nazis, the New York Post noted.
Disney has had its share of controversies including rehiring “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn in 2019 after old tweets resurfaced showing him joking about pedophilia and rape.
Here is what some had to say about the hypocrisy:
.@Disney What is Pedro's employment/contractual status?
EQUALLY "abhorrent"! https://t.co/n6XLYmBXDe
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) February 11, 2021
Pedro compares conservative politics to the Holocaust and liberals don't bat an eye. Gina Carano compares liberal politics to the Holocaust and everyone dogpules her saying she's disrespectful to all Holocaust survivors.
Rules for thee, but not for me.
— Jaymesette (@Jaymesette) February 11, 2021
If Gina Corano gets fired and you don’t for the same thing, isn’t that patriarchal privilege? #DisneyIsSexist
— Alice Smith (@TheAliceSmith) February 11, 2021
‘Oh, the Places You Won’t Go.’ Six Dr. Seuss Books Canceled for Racist Imagery
Six books from the iconic Dr. Seuss series of children’s books will “stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday,” reported by the Associated Press. Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the AP in a statement, “these books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” said the statement. Books on the chopping block are “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss Enterprises said the company’s decision was made last year after they “listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academic and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles.”
In 2017 after first lady Melania Trump donated Dr. Seuss books to a school library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the school’s librarian criticized the gift saying many of his works were “steeped in racist propaganda caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
Arguably one of the most famously well-known and loved Dr. Seuss books is “The Cat in the Hat” which has also come under criticism but the Enterprise says it “will continue to be published for now.” The AP reports how popular Dr. Seuss remains, “earning an estimated $33 million before taxes in 2020, up from just $9.5 million five years ago, the company said.” In 2020 Forbes listed him as the second-highest-paid dead celebrities behind pop star Michael Jackson.