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After the controversial firing of Gina Carano from The Mandalorian, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has finally broken his silence. He has responded to the turmoil surrounding the ordeal, claiming Disney is neither “right-leaning nor left-leaning”.
Disney boss opens up about axing Gina Carano
Bob Chapek, who is the CEO of Disney right now, talked at the annual shareholders’ meeting on March 9th. Variety reported that Chapek commented on the firing, without mentioning Carano directly, saying:
I don’t really see Disney as characterizing itself as right-leaning or left-leaning.
Chapek further emphasized that Disney is more interested in “values that are universal,” for instance “decency” and “integrity”. Moreover, he said Disney makes “content that is reflective of the rich diversity of the world that we live in”. Chapek made these comments after Mandalorian star Bill Burr defended former co-star Gina Carano. He referred to Hasbro canceling her action figure, saying:
She was an absolute sweetheart. Super-nice f**king person. And you know, whatever, somehow someone will take this video and f**king make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure!
Other than Gina Carano, Burr continued talking against cancel culture, saying:
How do you hold up you judging somebody that harshly? I’m not talking about the hardcore shit like sexual assault and rape and stuff. I’m not talking about that. 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?’
Life after Disney
Gina Carano was let go of by Disney because of her abhorrent social media posts. In them, she compared modern-day Republicans to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. Ever since her axing, she has vocally spoken out against Disney and cancel culture. Furthermore, she also has a movie deal with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire. So, what do you guys think of Chapek’s comments? And should Disney have fired Carano from The Mandalorian, or not? Let us know in the comments below.