TV star Gina Carano is suing Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd. after getting fired for right wing social media posts, with financial support from Tesla and X CEO Elon Musk.
The actress was fired from Disney’s The Mandalorian after posting opinions on X relating to transgenderism, cancel culture, covid lockdowns, and globalist agendas. Carano encouraged her followers to ignore government propaganda, while also criticizing COVID vaccines and mask mandates.
On Tuesday, Carano posted on X that she was suing Disney due to a violation of freedom of speech, as well as claims of being “harassed” and “defamed” for not conforming to leftist ideologies held by Disney.
“The truth is I was being hunted down from everything I posted to every post I liked because I was not in line with the acceptable narrative of the time,” Corano stated, adding, “My words were consistently twisted to demonize and dehumanize me as an alt right wing extremist. It was a bullying smear campaign aimed at silencing, destroying & making an example out of me.”
In response, Musk announced that he would fund the lawsuit, honoring his post on X that stated he would fund any lawsuits from individuals who got fired or were mistreated by employers for posting or liking something on his social media platform.
“We will fund your legal bill. No limit,” Musk said.
Details of the suit
The suit states that Carano was being told by Disney to meet with various LGBTQ members after the community was offended by one of her posts. After she refused, Disney requested she meet with their LGBTQ employees, which she also denied, ultimately leading to her discharge.
The suit also details that her co-stars were posting vulgar comments relating to republicans without being penalized. She claimed that Disney was using “bullying, discriminatory, and retaliatory actions.”
Carano is requesting $75,000 in damages for “wrongful discharge” and “sexual discrimination,” on top of requesting to be rehired for the Mandalorian TV show.