Was Gina Carano's Firing Fair?

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We're joined this week on the No Film School Podcast by Katherine Tolentino and Michelle DeLateur. Gina Carano finds herself out of a very high-profile job after sharing some controversial views on social media.

We take a look at the Oscar shortlists and attempt to answer the age-old question: does winning an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film actually affect your career?

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman, Charles Haine and Jeffrey Reeser.

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Was equating her personal political beliefs to the holocaust something you would endorse if she were your personal employee? I doubt it.

February 18, 2021 at 10:35PM

doman nelson
Director, Editor

Is it only ok when her male counterpart does the same thing without consequence? Stop being self righteous and admit it has to do with which side of the isle you stand on.

February 19, 2021 at 4:41AM

Aaron Harper
Rental House Manager

I'd be more concerned by the thought of even having to pose that question in the first place......on with the moral shutdown.....by those virtuous corporations.

Remember when we fought AGAINST the man?

When your opinion becomes a form of indentured servitude (which suits those corporate agendas even more than that 'morality' for the easily-led) then we're in far bigger trouble.

Let's instead have a rethink or a law which protects an individual from that corporate offence and excuse to then screw-folks via that scummily manipulative 'morality' (chosen by who?).........or at the very least simply separate the employee/employer twitter feeds.

February 19, 2021 at 8:08PM


A new Black List is coming, this time for righthanded people. I disagree with Carano Trumpist views, they are ridiculous. But I disagree more with ther firing. That’s censorship and cancel culture. You don’t want that. It may turn sides against you.

February 21, 2021 at 3:27AM

Javier Diez

Said perfectly. “Cancel Culture” is nothing more than a modern day mob. They’re the same lunatics that would’ve walked down the streets with torches and pitchforks to burn the “witches”.

There’s a reason why we have a justice system. It’s to give everyone a fair judgment, which “cancel culture” is anything but...

February 21, 2021 at 5:00PM


It's not censorship. It's free market. Today's climate has been rightfully hypersensitized, and extreme comments, especially with the wide open social media landscape, have consequences. Censorship by definition means she would not be allowed, by law, to state her opinions, and would receive legal penalties, including jail time, for stating them. That didn't happen. She basically broke a companies employee standards, which you do promise to uphold when you sign a contract. It's like you work for a store that has a dress code, and you come in wearing a bearskin rug and no pants. They have a right to fire you for that.

February 23, 2021 at 8:40AM

Anthony Wood

Anybody with a shred of common sense knows her firing wasn't fair. This shouldn't even be a question people are asking.

Gina is a strong, independent woman with a brain of her own, and Disney didn't like that. They pretend to support women, when in reality they only want people who comply to their outrageous, unfair demands.


February 21, 2021 at 9:00PM


I couldn't tell if the people in this podcast are just plain ignorant or just shilling for their tribe. Either way, it's a pathetic and intellectually dishonest take on this. Skipping this and going straight to tech news from now on.

February 25, 2021 at 8:00AM

Jack Kattenburg