The Mandalorian’s Bill Burr on Gina Carano: “She Was an Absolute Sweetheart”

content-header__row content-header__hed” data-testid=”ContentHeaderHed”>The Mandalorian’s Bill Burr on Gina Carano: “She Was an Absolute Sweetheart”“I’m on that f-cking show. Now, I gotta watch what the f-ck I say,” the comedian said after Lucasfilm parted ways with Carano.

March 3, 2021

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The Mandalorian actor Bill Burr weighed in on Lucasfilm severing ties with Gina Carano in a recent episode of his podcast. Burr, who plays Migs Mayfeld on the Disney+ series that stars Pedro Pascal in the titular role, said Carano was “an absolute sweetheart” while filming the show—and that he now has to be careful about what he says publicly, lest Lucasfilm comes after him too. 

“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super-nice fucking person,” Burr said on his podcast The Bill Bert Podcast, which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer. “And you know, whatever, somehow someone will take this video and they’ll fucking make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure!” 

Carano, who played star mercenary Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, was fired by Lucasfilm after she shared an anti-Semitic Instagram post that compared the Nazi’s systematic murdering of Jewish people to the supposed persecution conservatives face in contemporary America. The post was one of many offensive stances Carano publicized in the last few months. She also previously made transphobic remarks, mocking people for sharing their gender pronouns in their social media bios, and shared memes that mocked mask-wearing during the pandemic. Carano also supported the flat-out lie that the 2020 presidential election was rife with voter fraud. 

On Burr’s podcast, the topic of Carano’s firing was brought up by guest Joe DeRosa, who said the reaction to Carano’s tweet “was so crazy” and that people were going to look back and realize they overreacted. “Unless you did some truly horrible shit, you know…if you’re saying overtly racist shit, yeah,” Burr said, opining more broadly on the empty concept of cancel culture. “If you make a bad comparison…”

DeRosa added that he didn’t want to defend Carano’s “dumb” and “shoddy” stance. However, he said, how was her Instagram post any different from commentary by liberals who have compared Donald Trump to Hitler? “That’s the same reduction of circumstance,” he said. 

“Joe DeRosa with an interesting take, look at you!” Burr replied. DeRosa continued, asking how society got to a place where “there’s no room for discussion about anything.” 

“I don’t know what the fuck it is,” Burr said. “I’m on that fuckin’ show! Now I gotta watch what the fuck I say.” 

“It’s fucking crazy time,” Burr continued. “There’s people just waiting, just laying in the weeds” to get people canceled. “Let’s show that he’s human, and he’s made a mistake in his past and take that dream away.”

Burr’s remarks can be viewed around the 23:25-minute mark in the video below. 

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