Terror on the Prairie actress and former The Mandalorian star Gina Carano recently ripped into The Hollywood Reporter’s Richard Newby calling him a sell out journalist and claiming that he “sold out America.”
Carano’s comments came after Newby asserted that he would “never stop laughing at the fact that [Carano] could’ve had her own Star Wars series, toys, books, comics, apparel.”
He added, “She was that close. She didn’t just fumble the bag, she dumped it out, put it over her head and cut off her air supply.”
Newby’s comments were in response to a user claiming that Carano’s Terror on the Prairie film only earned $804 at the box office when it only had one showing and was exclusively released on Daily Wire+.
Despite working for The Hollywood Reporter, Newby would seemingly be unaware that Terror on the Prairie released exclusively on Daily Wire+, at least at the time.
In response to a user claiming that none of Carano’s supporters bought a ticket to see the film, Newby replied, “Because they’re not really supporters lol.”
Carano responded to Newby’s comments writing, “Here is a contributor of The Hollywood Reporter who repeatedly joins in an online mob of mostly anonymous accounts harassing me.”
She then informed him about Terror on the Prairie’s exclusive release on Daily Wire+, “Are you aware that we released Terror on the Prairie exclusively on the Daily Wire & you didn’t know that? Or are ignorance & spreading hate your only purpose here?”
Carano then addressed Newby’s claims that she fumbled the bag. She wrote, “I didn’t fumble the bag I just didn’t go along with the sell out narrative, the online mob couldn’t handle that so they petitioned to have me fired & won.”
“I’m not sorry for that. I stood for what I believe the right thing to do was & the more time that goes by the better I feel,” Carano declared.
She then went after Newby describing him as a sell out journalist and one who sold out America.
Carano tweeted, “The genuine bag fumble is sell out journalists like you who sold out America and stopped asking questions to be liked by a fickle manipulated mob.”
“That is what you valued and that will be your legacy,” Carano proclaimed.
She then informed her followers that Newby blocked her after she fired back at him.
Newby’s claim about Carano fumbling the bag is utterly ridiculous. For those who don’t remember or have bought the false narrative peddled by individuals like Richard Newby, Carano was fired by Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company for posting a meme warning about the dangers of hating your neighbor.
Carano posted a screenshot from warriorpriestygym podcast to her Instagram Stories. It read, “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children.”
It then featured a quote that stated, “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 own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Accompanying these words was an image of children wielding blunt weapons chasing down a woman in undress.
Following this post, an anonymous Disney spokesman announced Carano’s firing and accused her of denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities.
The spokesman stated, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
“Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,” the spokesman added.
There’s nothing wrong with this meme and the Auschwitz Memorial even posted a similar sentiment back in 2018.
They tweeted, “When we look at Auschwitz we see the end of the process. It’s important to remember that the Holocaust actually did not start from gas chambers. This hatred gradually developed from words, stereotypes & prejudice through legal exclusion, dehumanisation & escalating violence.”
Warning about hating your neighbor is not fumbling the bag. It is certainly not putting a bag over your head and cutting off your own air supply.
In fact, loving your neighbor is the second greatest commandment issued by Jesus Christ, the God-man. Matthew 22:34-40 states, “When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them [a scholar of the law] tested him by asking, ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI also issued the encyclical Caritas In Veritate, where he explained, “To love someone is to desire that person’s good and to take effective steps to secure it. Besides the good of the individual, there is a good that is linked to living in society: the common good.”
“It is the good of ‘all of us’, made up of individuals, families and intermediate groups who together constitute society. It is a good that is sought not for its own sake, but for the people who belong to the social community and who can only really and effectively pursue their good within it. To desire the common good and strive towards it is a requirement of justice and charity. To take a stand for the common good is on the one hand to be solicitous for, and on the other hand to avail oneself of, that complex of institutions that give structure to the life of society, juridically, civilly, politically and culturally, making it the pólis, or “city”. The more we strive to secure a common good corresponding to the real needs of our neighbours, the more effectively we love them,” the Pope detailed.
Warning about hating people and the disastrous consequences it can lead to is not fumbling the bag. It’s far from it.
However, Newby appears to engage in hating people as he’s consistently targeted individuals like Carano that he appears to disagree with politically. At the beginning of last year Newby asserted that Evangeline Lily was spinning herself out of the MCU alongside Letitia Wright after she protested against Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Newby tweeted, “Evangeline Lily about to spin-off herself right out of the MCU alongside Letita.”
When questioned by a user, Newby claimed Lilly should be silenced because she wasn’t a scientist, “Evangline Lilly isn’t a scientist last time I checked. It’s not a matter of opinion. It’s a matter of public health What is so hard about this?”
Newby also pushed Amazon Studios’ narrative that supporters of J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings are racists because they wanted an accurate adaptation of Tolkien’s Second Age rather than the abomination that Prime Video put forth.
Newby’s accusations were actually published by The Hollywood Reporter in an article titled “A Racist Backlash to ‘Rings of Power’ Puts Tolkien’s Legacy Into Focus.”
In the article Newby opined, “The only reason folks have to complain about the casting choices is purely a result of bigotry, despite attempts to cover their own asses with claims of ‘bad acting’ and ‘not enough experience.’”
“What the discourse over Rings of Power has made clear is we’re living with the rationalization of racism,” he added. “People who constantly consume corporate media to give their little smooth brains some character, while boasting profile pictures from popular IP, are now crying that fans of Rings of Power are supporting the ‘evil’ ethics of Amazon and Jeff Bezos.”
Newby continued, “So-called Tolkien purists are using Jackson’s films as armor to support all-white casting, despite the fact that Jackson and co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens made many significant changes to Tolkien’s novels when adapting them to film, including playing with the timeline and adding new characters, just like Rings of Power.”
What do you make of Carano’s response to Newby and her assertion that he’s sold out America?