While speaking on his podcast “All Things Comedy,” Bill Burr, who plays “Migs Mayfeld” on the Disney+ show “The Mandalorian,” defended star Gina Carano after she was kicked off the show for what many felt to be a tasteless political tweet.
Burr suggested to the guest on his podcast, Joe DeRosa, that he would have to what “the f*** I say” because “I’m on that f***ing show.”
On Burr’s podcast, “All Things Comedy,” where he was joined by guest Joe DeRosa, Burr stated, “I’m on that f***ing show. Now I gotta watch what the f*** I say.” Burr has been a long-standing proponent of free speech, and has refused to bow to the mob when it comes to comedy and what sorts of jokes are allowed to be told and which ones are not.
DeRosa chimed in on the situation Carano found herself in after she made remarks that likened Republicans to the Jews during Nazi Germany. DeRosa noted: “I was saying it the other day about Gina Carano. It’s like, look, you can say that her tweet was stupid or clumsy or whatever. But the reaction to it, to me, was so crazy that I was like, ‘Guys, this is going to be a thing you look back on.’”
He continued: “I just don’t get this place where we’re in where there’s no room for discussion.”
This is what motivated Burr to say: “I’m on that f***ing show. Now I gotta watch what the f*** I say.”
DeRosa replied that the mob had even been successful in getting Carano’s character’s action figure canceled because of the remarks: “They canceled her action figure. That’s how deep cancel culture is. They canceled her action figure. It’s like, let the action figure come out!”
Co-host Bert Kreischer chimed in, asking Burr if Carano had ever expressed her political views to him personally. Burr responded: “No! She was an absolute sweetheart. … Super-nice f***ing person and, you know, whatever! And somehow someone will take this video and they’ll f***ing make me say something else, and you know, try to get rid of my bald action figure!”
Burr is most well-known for his role in the Emmy-Award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” playing the character Patrick Kuby. He has also garnered substantial attention for creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom called “F is for Family,” adding: “It’s f***ing crazy time. There’s people just waiting, just laying in the weeds.”
Burr has taken the same route that many celebrities have taken who do not subscribe to the mob’s mentality, essentially daring people to come after them. Ricky Gervais and many others have presented the same attitude.
Shortly after Disney fired Carano, the Daily Wire brought her on to produce an upcoming film that will be exclusively available to Daily Wire members.
“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 said, adding that “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.”
Dozens of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures have been canceled in the past year, being charged with not subscribing to the authoritarian demands of the far left. It is unclear how much longer this will proceed before more public figures begin to openly push back against the mob and its attitude toward those who do not share their views.