The entire situation is messed up and it goes all the way to the top.
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek publicly addressed the firing of Gina Carano for the first time during an annual shareholders’ meeting, denying an accusation that the removal of the actress from the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” had anything to do with her conservative politics. As published in The Hollywood Reporter: “Chapek said the decision was not about politics but about ‘values that are universal’ and that the company wants to make content ‘reflective of the rich diversity of the world that we live in.’”
Deadline’s report on the shareholders’ meeting noted that Chapek said he doesn’t “really see Disney as characterizing itself as left-leaning or right-leaning.” One stockholder asked the CEO about “the Disney black list,” noting that both Carano and co-star Pedro Pascal had social media posts referencing Nazi Germany but only Carano was fired.
As Deadline reports: “Chapek didn’t speak to the Carano incident directly but said Disney stands ‘for values that are universal: respect, decency, integrity and inclusion and we seek to have the content that we make reflective of the rich diversity of the world we live in. And I think that’s a world we should all live in harmony and peace.’”