Gina Carano Hits Back at Heidi Heitkamp Over 'Nazi' Comment

Gina Carano has responded to former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp after the politician labeled the actress a "Nazi" on a talk show.

Heitkamp served as a U.S. senator from North Dakota from 2013 to 2019. She made a March 19 appearance on an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, where the topic of Carano's firing from Disney show The Mandalorian was raised.

On the topic of cancel culture, the host mused: "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, and how fast the goalposts change, almost on a weekly basis."

When the conversation turned to Carano's high-profile termination from her role in the Disney+ hit, Heitkamp suggested that she was fired because: "She was a Nazi," before adding: "She does hang with white supremacists."

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The Senator, United States Senate Heidi Heitkamp attends 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit

Following some questions from Maher, Heitkamp explained: "I suppose I'm now subject to defamation now [...] but we have to be really careful. 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."

Carano has now responded to the incident on Twitter.

"Here we have more of the dehumanizing phase of cancel culture," the former MMA athlete tweeted. "Repeat lies over and over until the population takes them as 'truth'. False, disturbing & disgusting language coming from a former US Senator. @HeidiHeitkamp."

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

She added: "You knew as soon as you said it you were liable."

Carano was at the center of a media frenzy in February this year when she was dropped from the sci-fi series over an offensive Instagram post.

Carano, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, came under heavy criticism after posting the offensive Instagram post that compared how Republicans are treated in America to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

The post in question read: "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 own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?"

Her termination was announced by Lucasfilm shortly thereafter.

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

Since her Disney termination, Carano has landed a new movie deal with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire.