Gina Carano Suing Disney With Elon Musk’s Backing

Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm for wrongful termination and has a powerful backer in her corner — billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Once a star in Disney’s “The Mandalorian,” Carano fell out of favor with company executives when she expressed her sympathy for conservative causes.

Specifically, she posted a comparison of the persecution of American conservatives to Jews in Nazi Germany. Carano noted that the first step toward oppression is the dehumanization of a group of people to eradicate sympathy from them.

Her legal fees will be funded by Musk’s X. He announced last year that the social media platform will provide legal representation for anyone harassed or terminated for posting or responding to its content.

Carano mentioned that Musk posted, “If you had been fired from using the platform for exercising your right to free speech, he would like to offer these people legal representation.”

In her Tuesday announcement, Carano cited “discriminatory treatment” at the hands of Disney. She said her termination cost her “millions in lost income.”

The lawsuit used Star Wars jargon to declare, “A short time ago in a galaxy not far away, Defendants made it clear that only one orthodoxy in thought, speech or action was acceptable in their empire.”

It continued, asserting that “those who dared to question or failed to fully comply would not be tolerated.”

Carano was fired in early 2021 after making social media posts the company found offensive. She commented on such issues as the controversial 2020 presidential election and COVID-19 mask mandates.

The post that apparently led to her termination was on Instagram, not X. While Carano made the point of the dangers of marginalizing people for their political views, she vehemently denied drawing a direct comparison between Republicans and Jews suffering from the Holocaust.

The image showed a battered Jewish woman running from her oppressors.

The caption read, “Most people don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews.”

Then Carano asked, “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?

For this, she was fired.