Actress Gina Carano was quick to fire back at former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after the Democrat’s heinous attack against her.
Carano starred in Disney’s Star Wars spinoff, “The Mandalorian,” until she became a victim of cancel culture, getting fired for provocative social media posts that may have veered a little too far to the right for Hollywood’s tastes.
Heitkamp appeared on the recent episode of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and called Carano a “Nazi” and said she was “involved with white supremacy.”
Why have I not seen anyone talking about this? A former US Senator called @ginacarano some of the most heinous things while on Real Time with Bill Maher. How is this not slander? pic.twitter.com/34iFt1STCR
— Yeticast (@Yeticast) March 29, 2021
The actress let the politician know that she may very well be liable for defamation.
“Here we have more of the dehumanizing phase of cancel culture,” Carano tweeted. “Repeat lies over and over until the population takes them as ‘truth’. False, disturbing & disgusting language coming from a former US Senator. @HeidiHeitkamp You knew as soon as you said it you were liable.”
Here we have more of the dehumanizing phase of cancel culture.
-Repeat lies over and over until the population takes them as “truth”.
False, disturbing & disgusting language coming from a former US Senator. @HeidiHeitkamp
You knew as soon as you said it you were liable. https://t.co/O4AiHVMYFH
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) March 29, 2021
Host Bill Maher was doing a segment on cancel culture with a panel that included Heitkamp.
“I don’t want to talk about cancel culture and this nonsense every week, but I just don’t think people understand how much this is a tsunami, how fast the goalposts change, almost on a weekly basis,” he said.
Maher mentioned Carano’s name and Heitkamp interjected, “She was a Nazi.”
When challenged on the absurd assertion by Reason editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie, and the Democrat countered, “She does hang with white supremacists.”
“I suppose I’m now subject to defamation,” Heitkamp added.
“I think we have to be really careful,” she added. “There’s two things the Republicans think they’re going to get Biden on: cancel culture and this whole Dr. Seuss stuff that’s going on, where they’re reading ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ — proving that some of these senators can actually read — and immigration. So, we can’t ignore the fact that we got Donald Trump, within part, because of political correctness.”
And to think this woman sat in the U.S. Senate for six years.
If there was a common theme to the online responses to the story it would center on Carano suing the “living piss” out of Heitkamp:
Sue the living piss out of her.
— #Nats Fan Carla (@LibertyBelleCJL) March 30, 2021
Sue that trash.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 30, 2021
Sue her. That’s the only way they’ll stop. Crowdfund the legal action if need be.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) March 30, 2021
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
@HeidiHeitkamp is asserting something without evidence (lying). However, that is not surprising. She is echoing the hyperbole, deceit, and sensationalism of legacy media.
— Fergus Hodgson (@FergHodgson) March 30, 2021
On the plus side, even Maher pushed back more than I expected. It’s the usual mischaracterize and ridicule. Sad, but a lot of us know the whole story.
— Allison Glide (@AllisonGlide) March 29, 2021
Seriously, if you haven’t, watch the full episode. @HeidiHeitkamp didn’t get one thing right in probably 45 minutes. Came across like an obnoxious child anytime her lunacy wasn’t taken as gospel. @nickgillespie is a saint for staying calm and collected.
— Cillian Hope (@CillianHope) March 30, 2021
Gina, with all due respect, thank you for having the biggest metaphorical balls in Showbiz. Which includes the sewer that is Washington DC
— Nerdrotic (@Nerdrotics) March 30, 2021
What a nut job but at least Bill Maher doesn’t go along with her
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) March 30, 2021
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