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Will Elon Musk Fight Disney on Gina Carano’s Behalf?

Mouse House's cruel dismissal of 'Mandalorian' star back in the spotlight

The list of people punished for sharing the “wrong” opinion on social media keeps growing.

NASCAR just suspended driver Noah Gragson for “liking” a cruel meme tied to George Floyd, the black man whose 2020 death following a police encounter sparked protests and riots nationwide.

It’s part of the New Normal, where select views (either unkind or deemed politically unacceptable) crush someone’s career. Ask Justine Sacco how that works. Her 2013 cancellation over a bleakly comic Tweet is considered a pivotal point in modern culture.

Now, Elon Musk wants to do something about it.

The man who oversees X (formerly Twitter) vowed to battle on behalf of those unfairly punished for their social media views.

“If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill,” Musk said. “No limit. Please let us know… and we won’t just sue, it will be extremely loud and we will go after the boards of directors of the companies too.”

Musk is one of the world’s richest people, but even his deep pockets could take a hit from the declaration. Many people have faced punishment for their digital actions. The cases we hear about likely represent the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

One of the most prominent victims of social media culture quickly weighed in on the matter.

She does, of course.

Even the liberal film site MovieWeb said as much.

The “Terror on the Prairie” star lost her gig on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” because her social media views didn’t align with her woke bosses. Carano questioned pandemic lockdown protocols, poked fun at 21st century pronoun use and, infamously, compared elements of modern culture to 1930s Germany.

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them for simply being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

Her co-star, Pedro Pascal, also made Nazi comparisons on social media, but in a much crueler fashion. He kept his gig. Disney fired Carano.

It’s also noteworthy that many people post cruel messages brimming with threats and never face punishment by their employers.

Why?

They’re often shared by liberals, for starters. The former owners of Twitter gave preferential treatment to progressive voices while punishing right-leaning views.

The Twitter Files confirmed that reality.

Most social media platforms today lean to the Left, and it shows in what views they punish and which ones are allowed to bloom.

Another reason social media giants ignore hateful comments? The user’s targets are conservative. It explains why Bette Midler remained gainfully employed by Disney+ despite a history of thuggish, indefensible Twitter commentary attacking GOP Sen. Rand Paul.

Musk’s promise will be difficult to keep.

He may take on some higher-profile cases or move on to other efforts. His public persona is both funny and fickle.

This fight may be too large even for him.

Carano’s unfair dismissal would be a fine place to start, even if it can’t be won in a court of law. The American public needs to be reminded of how Disney fired her and why it remains the wrong decision.

It could prevent similar firings down the road. That would be a victory for both Musk and society.

12 Comments

    1. Another way we can help Ms. Carano is to support her work with Daily Wire. As for what Musk is offering, I think Ms. Carano’s situation would make a great first case.

  1. If he picks and chooses a few very high profile cases and can win them the the liberal narrative on proper think will vaporize into nothingness. But he better plan on spending huge legal fees to get the proper venues, judges, and juries.

  2. There is a belief held by the left that they are the good guys, and that justifies them issuing threats, insulting people and committing acts of violence because their hearts are in the right place. If people on the right do it, it’s unacceptable because they are the bad guys.

    1. There is an old saying by Voltaire, “If they can make you believe an absurdity, they can make you commit an atrocity!”
      The current left are led to believe that all the absurdities that the Left put forward are all true. NO amount of facts will change their minds. Therefor, when the left says that “all who oppose us should be punished”, they do not question this in any way. And when that punishment means death by the state, they will not question it up to the time the state comes for them! Then it will be too late, for there will be no one left to defend them!

      This is the state we are in, and the state it will come to. A peaceful resolution to this situation seems less and less likely! 2024 will be the watershed moment. If the Left wins and half the people in this country do not believe that the election was fair, there may be an eruption. If the left loses, you can count on an eruption of violence. How the right responds, will be telling!

    2. I’m amazed that Lefty can vote for 5 buck gas for poor people and still think themselves the ‘good guys’. How many poor people must you destroy before you’re satiated, Lefty?

  3. This fear of wokeness seems to be a distinctly far right American conservative thing. Up here in Canada no one could care less.

    By the way, conservatives, Barbie is still number one and breaking records. What was that dumb rhyme you guys keep chanting? Go woke, go broke? How’s that working out for you?

    1. Up here in Canada no one could care less when they’re violently attacked, gaslit and terrorized? Yeah, I’m sure. Canadians say otherwise (look up coverage of doxxed protesters).

  4. Also, the poor woman that worked for “Limited Run Games”. She was punished for following conservatives on twitter along with liking stuff they posted. She was targeted by a known trans bully and the company promptly fired her.

    We need to stop turning the other cheek. Time to make these companies that hate us pay millions in damages. They only listen to money, so that’s how you punish them.

    1. Agreed. Bud Light is now the model on the right. It’s about time. Lefty has been boycotting ‘disfavored’ businesses for at least 2 decades. At some point you have to respond to the fascists. They won’t stop until the nonsense hits EVERYWHERE.

  5. It’s okay if people on the Blue Team say mean stuff and threaten people and burn down police stations and kill police officers because the Blue Team is the good guys and they, like, really care about the poor and the women and the minorities and the alphabet people and give them lots of free money and stuff. The Red Team can’t do those things because they are, like, really mean and stuff and don’t care about the poor and the women and the minorities and the alphabet people and won’t give them free money and want them to suffer and die and stuff.

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