The two starred together on the “Star Wars” Disney+ series before Carano was handed a pink slip for her conservative social media posts. Although she tweeted about voter fraud, mocked mask-wearing, and openly questioned vaccine effectiveness, the final straw came when she shared a post comparing being a conservative today with being Jewish in Nazi Germany.
Bill Burr Shows Support For Gina Carano A Month After She Was Fired
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano was picking up stream, the talent agency UTA dropped her as a client, and Lucasfilm slammed her comments as “abhorrent and unacceptable” before saying that her character Cara Dune would not return to season 3 of “The Mandalorian.” It was also believed that the “Rangers of the New Republic” spin-off was canceled because she was in talks to play the lead.
A month later, Burr called Carano “an absolute sweetheart.” He went on to call her a “super nice f—ing person.” He added, “Unless she did some truly horrible s— or said overtly racist s—. I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational s—…I don’t know what the f— it is. I’m on that f—ing show. Now, I gotta watch what the f— I say.”
Although it’s been over a year since Carano got fired, comedian Bill Burr, who plays Migs Mayfield on the series, is still showing his support.
Bill Burr Is Still Supporting Gina Carano A Year After Her Firing
On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter took a look back at Carano’s firing and most of his thoughts haven’t changed.
“I thought it was funny that the liberals proved her point,” he explained. “They just use outrage because they don’t like your politics. As someone who considers himself liberal, it’s disappointing to see the left become how the right used to be when they went after the Dixie Chicks after they criticized George W. Bush.”
“There’s not a lot of people like that — most are just trying not to get in trouble — but there’s this small collection of lunatics — either on the right or the left, at any given moment – that cause hysteria,” he continued. “And now there’s so many [media outlets] that want eyeballs, they make money off advertising, that they give attention to these crazy fringe people.”
“The whole thing with Gina: You can’t chime in when the s—’s happening, because then you cause static for other people on the [show]. That somebody’s opinion — or their political beliefs — makes people try to destroy their ability to make a living, it’s f—ing bizarre to me.”
“And I love the whole idea that somebody can go back eight years in somebody’s Twitter feed and be like, ‘What about this?’” he continued. “And nobody says, ‘You had to go back eight years to find something?! Sounds like this is a pretty good person if you had to go back eight f—ing years!’ Meanwhile, there are people who get paroled from prison every day who have done so much worse and they’re allowed to put their lives back together.”
“You can have 20-year wars, you can create synthetic heroin, you can f—ing poison the food supply. You can do all of that s— and it’s barely going to read,” he went on. “They did a study the other day that 85 percent of people have plastic in their body – horrifying. Who’s going to be held accountable for that? Nobody. But I could tell you five different topics that if I did jokes about, I would get more in trouble than the people who caused that.”
Bill Burr Says That He ‘Doesn’t Do Well’ With Being Famous
Although Burr may be seen as a loud personality, he tends to avoid red carpet events and celebrity functions. “I’ve been able to avoid a lot of them because of how I look,” he joked. “Nobody gives a s— about a bald, redheaded male.”
“Being out and being known is loud. I don’t do well with it,” he continued. “There are people who are electrifying and they should be out there, and I love watching them. But I loved how the Beastie Boys would put out an album and do a tour and then disappear for a couple of years. Just as you’re thinking, ‘Hey, what happened to those guys?’ — bam, they drop another album and blow your mind again. I also think that for a comedian, the more you can have a regular life, the more a crowd can relate to you.”
That being said, Burr feels a difference in the way he is performing stand-up now as opposed to a few years ago.
“I like how I’m seeing the world now and I feel like I’m doing less of this (points at an imaginary person) and more of this (points at himself),” he said. “I’ve made every mistake you can make, pretty much. I’ve hurt people and I’ve helped people. At the end of the day, you want to have more good stuff on that side of the ledger than bad stuff.”