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Comedian Bill Burr didn’t think Gina Carano’s dismissal from “The Mandalorian” was a “righteous move.”
Burr worked alongside Carano on “The Mandalorian” until she was fired by Disney. Carano has continuously received backlash online over controversial tweets. The straw that broke the camel’s back came when the actress compared the current divide in American politics to Nazi Germany.
The actress did not apologize for her tweets. Instead, Carano claimed during an interview with Ben Shapiro that she was fired because she “wasn’t following the narrative.”
However, Burr believes the shot proved Carano’s point.
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“I thought it was funny that liberals were proving his point,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “They’re just using outrage because they don’t like your politics.”
“As someone who considers themselves a liberal, it’s disappointing to see the left become what the right was when they went after the Dixie Chicks after criticizing George W. Bush. There’s not a lot of people like that – most are just trying to stay out of trouble – but there’s this little collection of lunatics – right or left, all the time – who cause hysteria. [media outlets] who want eyeballs, to make money from advertising, to pay attention to these crazy misfits.”
Burr noted that people fired from their jobs because of their political views are “fuckin’ weird.”
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“The whole thing with Gina: you can’t intervene when the s— happens, because then you cause static electricity to the other people on the [show]“, he adds. “That someone’s opinion – or their political beliefs – would cause people to try to destroy their ability to earn a living, it’s really weird to me.
The discussion of Carano’s firing led Burr to launch into a rant against cancel culture.
“And I love the idea that someone can go back eight years on someone’s Twitter feed and say, ‘What about this?'” he continued. “And nobody says, ‘You had to go back eight years to find something?! Sounds like a good person if you had to go back eight f—ing years!'”
“Meanwhile, there are people getting paroled from prison every day who have done much worse and they are being allowed to rebuild their lives,” Burr noted.
“You can have 20-year wars, you can create synthetic heroin, you can f— poison the food supply. You can do all of that s— and it’s barely gonna read. They did a study the other day that 85% of people have plastic in their bodies – horrible. Who’s going to be held responsible for this? Nobody. But I could tell you about five different topics that if I was making jokes about, I would have more trouble than the people who caused it.”
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Burr has spoken about cancel culture in the past and stressed that he won’t apologize for the jokes he tells on his stand-up shows to people who weren’t in attendance.
“The thing is, I’m not doing anything malicious in my act,” Burr previously told Pat McAfee during an appearance on his show. “I’m not going to hurt anyone. But I also have the right to say what I want to say and say it how I want to say it.”
Burr admitted: “I’m not saying I’ve never made mistakes, and most of the time, you know, p—– someone left and made someone cry. S’ they come up to me and they have a legit thing so i’ll apologize to them but i won’t apologize to a bunch of fucking people because i told a joke [at a show] that they weren’t.”