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I'd never heard of this woman before The Mandalorian and to be honest I quite liked her character and performance in the show but there's no doubt the right decision has been made here. It takes genuine stupidity and belligerence to tweet yourself out of your own Star Wars spin-off show, I mean wow.

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1 hour ago, Danster said:

I'm going to stick my next out a little here. And I don't want to be crucified so please tell me why I am wrong. That quoted tweet is the only thing I've seen of hers and could it possibly be more clumsy than abhorrent?

 

Abhorrence, in my mind, would be to say something like "The Jews suffering at the hands of the Nazi's has been overblown by history" 

 

In that tweet she's drawing a false equivalence between the Nazi's propaganda, turning ordinary people against Jews, and modern politics and news media promoting hate of others due to their (in this case political) beliefs.

 

If that is the only thing she said then I'd have thought an apology and a clarification of her meaning would have been enough.

 

Something like

"I am sorry for being so clumsy with my words. I do not diminish the suffering of the Jews in any way, I just wanted to comment about how hate is used by fascists to create power for themselves."

 

I don't care that she's been sacked at all. 

 

Am I missing something here?

 

Yeah, it's the accumulation of other stuff, including the anti-vaxxer, anti-masks rhetoric and the controversy over trans pronouns. If she had been fired 'just' for the recent tweet, it would have been over the top. That tweet was the straw that broke the camel's back.

 

EDIT: I appear to be about 8 years behind in replying with this, as well as using exactly the same metaphor as everyone else. Apols. :lol:

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I really liked Cara Dune, her and Mando together with da bébé in da egg are the iconic images of the series for me. She couldn’t act very well, but that is a long Star Wars tradition. The Muppets always out-act the humans.

 

Anyway, you can’t go round publicly posting hateful anti-Semitic craziness if you’re the public face of a Disney kids TV show, so bye then.

 

Pretty clear they had a whole raft of stuff planned for the character though, spin-offs, comics, novels...The story of the population of Alderaan who became refugees is well worth telling, so I hope there’s another character that can run with it.

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5 minutes ago, womblingfree said:

Pretty clear they had a whole raft of stuff planned for the character though, spin-offs, comics, novels...The story of the population of Alderaan who became refugees is well worth telling, so I hope there’s another character that can run with it.

 

I'm looking forward to the introduction of Dara Cune.

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48 minutes ago, Wickedkitten said:

Imagine fucking up a Disney bag where you are on one of the biggest shows on the planet and were about to get your own spinoff because you can’t keep the bullshit in your head off social media?


Maybe Joss Whedon can create a show headlined by her and Cas Anvar filmed on a camcorder in his back garden. About the only way the three of them will get a project that isn't a far-right crank podcast in the near future.

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3 hours ago, womblingfree said:

I really liked Cara Dune, her and Mando together with da bébé in da egg are the iconic images of the series for me. She couldn’t act very well, but that is a long Star Wars tradition. The Muppets always out-act the humans.

 

Anyway, you can’t go round publicly posting hateful anti-Semitic craziness if you’re the public face of a Disney kids TV show, so bye then.

 

Pretty clear they had a whole raft of stuff planned for the character though, spin-offs, comics, novels...The story of the population of Alderaan who became refugees is well worth telling, so I hope there’s another character that can run with it.


Not being able to act would become more of a problem when she was going to be the lead with her own show.  Timothy Olyphant can probably do a Rangers show in his sleep, if you put Bill Burr and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in there, I think it could work.  Or maybe get Lucy Lawless as a replacement.

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Does she have a history of particularly poor taste tweets ? If so fair enough I guess , I really don’t know much about her.
 

However I’ve read her most recent tweet a few times now and I don’t see the anti semitic side at all.

 

Isn’t she just drawing parallels between techniques used by those in power to manipulate how people act towards someone/thing/race/gender/culture/etc

 

are you not allowed to do that when it involves talking about strategies in ww2 now ? Who says?

 

I get the ‘if you want to be paid by Disney , don’t even put yourself in the firing line of that stuff and stay out of politics or anything that might damage the brand by association’ 

 

But I don’t get that this tweet was anti Semitic.

 

perhaps it’s an accumulation of things she has done??

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1 hour ago, sid said:

Does she have a history of particularly poor taste tweets ? If so fair enough I guess , I really don’t know much about her.
 

However I’ve read her most recent tweet a few times now and I don’t see the anti semitic side at all.

 

Isn’t she just drawing parallels between techniques used by those in power to manipulate how people act towards someone/thing/race/gender/culture/etc

 

are you not allowed to do that when it involves talking about strategies in ww2 now ? Who says?

 

I get the ‘if you want to be paid by Disney , don’t even put yourself in the firing line of that stuff and stay out of politics or anything that might damage the brand by association’ 

 

But I don’t get that this tweet was anti Semitic.

Holocaust denial is as openly antisemitic as it fucking gets.


And that includes your disgusting post that I’m quoting only in case you delete it.

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41 minutes ago, Piccolomini said:

 

It is not 'strategies in ww2', it is genocide.

Can you even fathom what mental processes took place in order to describe the holocaust as a strategy? Like, they did X but they should have done Y because hindsight at all that. It wasn't a strategy, they just wanted all these fucking people dead. Into the sun with this "strategy" bullshit.

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14 minutes ago, englishbob said:

Are Lucasfilm going back and digitally replacing her with Hayden Christensen?

Could you clarify the point you are trying to make here? The reason being because I'm not really seeing a link between Lucas constantly fucking around with the first six Star Wars films and Carano finally getting the boot after a long series of shitty tweets. 

 

Something about David Prowse's falling out with Lucas? Wait. I just checked and that was Sebastian Shaw, so yeah I have no idea what you're trying to say here.

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29 minutes ago, Protocol Penguin said:

Holocaust denial is as openly antisemitic as it fucking gets.


And that includes your disgusting post that I’m quoting only in case you delete it.


I don’t deny it for one bit that’s abhorrent but I don’t see how she did either.

 

perhaps it’s my lack of understanding of the points Holocaust deniers make maybe. If so I apologise genuinely don’t know much about Holocaust denial !

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26 minutes ago, TehStu said:

Can you even fathom what mental processes took place in order to describe the holocaust as a strategy? Like, they did X but they should have done Y because hindsight at all that. It wasn't a strategy, they just wanted all these fucking people dead. Into the sun with this "strategy" bullshit.


I meant more how they got the people on board / manipulating them if you see what I mean.

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What she's said isn't anti-Semitic, or Holocaust denial, but it is offensively and heinously stupid.

 

She's trying to compare the process of state indoctrination of a country to hate a whole group of people as the first step towards wiping them out, to people shouting down people with stupid or repugnant views. The false equivalence is absurd. And obviously one that was going to get her sacked.

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FWIW there have been other examples where public figures have compared treatment of X group, or strategies used by X group, with the treatment of Jews, or with the Nazis. If that comparison is felt to be obviously wrong, IE that the thing they are comparing is anything other than genocide, then it is widely accepted under the definition of anti semitism. The reasoning behing that the act of comparison is minimising the seriousness of the Holocaust and what actually happened. 

 

That might seem like a stretch until you remember that attempts to undermine and minimise public perception of the Holocaust has been a priority for far right groups over the years. 

 

 

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