- Burr said Carano was an “absolute sweetheart,” on “The Bill Bert Podcast.”
- He also addressed cancel culture: “Now it’s becoming like, ‘Hey you made an ignorant comparison. [Flushing Sound] There goes your dream, right?'”
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Bill Burr has become the first “The Mandalorian” cast member to defend Gina Carano in the wake of her firing from the show.
The comedian who plays mercenary Migs Mayfield spoke about Carano and cancel culture recently on “The Bill Bert Podcast.”
“It’s a weird time … Unless she did some truly horrible s— or said overtly racist s—,” Burr said of the Carano situation. “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.”
Carano was fired from the show in February after posting an image on Instagram in which she seemed to compare modern-day Republicans to Jews persecuted during the Holocaust. Before that, Carano found herself in hot water after posting anti-mask and voter fraud memes on her Twitter account. She also seemed to mock people’s pronouns.
“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice f—ing person,” Burr said of Carano on the podcast. “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 … It’s how it is out there. It’s f—ing crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds.”
Burr continued his take on cancel culture: “Now it’s becoming like, ‘Hey you made an ignorant comparison. [Flushing Sound] There goes your dream, right? I look at that and it’s like, ‘Who the f— stands up to that?'”
In a statement Lucasfilm released about Carano’s firing, it stated that “her social-media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano, who played a former shock trooper on the show, announced after her firing that she was working on a new movie with Ben Shapiro and his conservative site The Daily Wire.