Paul Stanley Says Cancel Culture Is So Dangerous
The Mandalorian’s Cara Dune, Gina Carano, was recently fired from the show and Lucasfilm because of her controversial political comments on social media. KISS’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley addressed this in a VIP event, and Stanley stated how dangerous cancel culture is.
In early 2021, Carano stated on her Instagram story that the way people treat Republicans in the USA these days is the same way the Nazis treated Jews during the Holocaust. She said that judging people just based on their political views, outcasting, and hating them is exactly what the Nazis did.
Here is what her story stated:
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors, even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”
She later got fired from her role in The Mandalorian and Lucasfilm movies when many social media users claimed she should get canceled. Hence, it was a huge loss for her career and the upcoming seasons of The Mandalorian.
KISS’ Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley commented on this in a VIP soundcheck event recently. A fan asked their opinions on the TV show, and Simmons answered by saying that they shouldn’t have fired Carano because of her political views since she is a good actress after all. Then Stanley took the microphone and said that even though he finds her comments offensive, there should be freedom of speech without the risk of losing your career, and that’s why the cancel culture is dangerous.
Here is what Gene said:
“They should have kept the chick, even though she had different political views. It’s not about politics; it’s about whether you’re a good actress.“
And then Paul said:
“Look, political views… This whole cancel culture is so dangerous. The idea is that people can’t speak their minds. That’s what freedom is all about. And to lose your job because you’ve got something to say — even if I find it offensive, we’ve gotta look at that. Plus, she can kick my ass.”
You can see Gene and Paul’s reaction to cancel culture below.