Two days after Disney found an excuse to fire Gina Carano for being a conservative, the former Mandalorian star announced she’s teaming up with Ben Shapiro and Jeremy Boreing’s Daily Wire to produce and star in an upcoming film.
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered,” Carano on Friday. “I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
Clay Travis gave credit to the Daily Wire team and spoke on the topic on Friday’s OutKick the Show (starts at the 11:20 mark).
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— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 12, 2021
In December, the Daily Wire announced that it was moving into the entertainment business. Minutes later, I wrote about the news, explaining how influential its success can be:
Those who routinely consume the news can easily underestimate the power entertainment has on the way Americans think, react, communicate and vote. If you merely consumed President Donald Trump’s presidency through the lens of Hollywood, you probably believe he’s racist, sexist, fat, dumb, and incompetent. Did a single major TV show or film say a nice word about him? If they tried, would the pitch make it past the networks distributing the content?
For eight years, entertainment creators told the same viewers that Barack Obama was cool, smart, likable, and exactly what the country needed. I’m not here to tell you what to think about either Obama or Trump, but like-minded directors and writers shouldn’t be either.
Thus, I give props to Ben Shapiro, Jeremy Boreing and the Daily Wire for taking on this risk.
The entertainment industry has long needed an alternative, and Shapiro and Boreing are providing one. The Daily Wire released its first film, Run Hide Fight, last month.
Most importantly, I’m glad to see Gina Carano land on her feet so quickly. Congratulations to all involved. You have Clay’s support and mine.