On his podcast this week, Bill Burr — who has appeared alongside Gina Carano in episodes of The Mandalorian — weighed in on Disney+’s decision to let her go. The Massachusetts comedian called Carano an “absolute sweetheart” and a “super nice fucking person” and blamed “cancel culture” for her dismissal.
“It’s a weird time … Unless she did some truly horrible sh*t or said overtly racist sh*t,” Burr said. “I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational sh*t … I don’t know what the f*ck it is. I’m on that fucking show. Now, I gotta watch what the f**k I say.”
I mean, if I’m not mistaken, “overtly racist sh*t” is exactly why Disney parted ways with Carano, although I am 100 percent positive that Carano was “an absolute sweetheart” to the middle-aged white guy from Boston working on set with her. “And you know whatever and somehow someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure,” Burr continued. “It’s how it is out there. It’s f**king crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds.”
Is it, Bill? Is it really f**king crazy times?
There’s a middle-aged white guy from New Jersey who I think summed this up pretty well on his podcast recently. “I think for the most part, a good rule is to not use Nazis and Jews in any analogies,” Zach Braff said on Fake Doctors, Real Friends. “If I can give you one simple steadfast rule on social media, stay away from the Holocaust as a means of making a political point … don’t say, ‘Just like the Jews during the Holocaust.’ People don’t really like that.”
Braff and his co-host Donald Faison also backed a sentiment we shared a few weeks ago. “The other thing I’ll say about the people who are getting all mad about Disney canceling her is that, you know, you can say whatever you want to say,” Braff added. “You just can’t say whatever you want to say and be a Disney employee.”
“You can’t say whatever you want at your job,” Faison continued. “That’s bullcrap … Everyone will learn this listen eventually. Your opinions are your opinions. Yes. But in the workplace, your opinions will affect other people. And your opinion, if it affects people the wrong way will get you fired. That’s just the way it goes.”
“Yes,” Braff continued. “You can have free speech as a human being. But, your employer can say, ‘I don’t f**king like you making a Holocaust analogy.”
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