It's been nearly a year and a half since Gina Carano was "canceled" after a questionable Instagram post, but she has no regrets, nor is she about to apologize.
"I don't feel like I did anything wrong," she told pal Meghan McCain for her MailOnline column. "I understand now that there's words that can be better used and that are certainly more sensitive, but if people read it now after a year or more has passed and they look at it and they think: 'Wait a second, there's no way you just canceled for that.'"
Gina has never wavered from her conservative political views. Back in February 2021, the actress posted an Instagram photo that compared being a conservative Republican to being Jewish in Nazi Germany during WWII. The message said that that "Jews here beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…" It went on to claim "the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews."
At the time, Gina, a former MMA fighter, was starring in Disney+ Star Wars series "The Mandalorian." Soon after, Disney fired her amid social media uproar.
"I feel like neighbors turning on neighbors is what these corporations benefit off of, and what the government benefits off of is turning us on each other," she told Meghan. "People ask me what I got canceled for and I say: 'I told neighbors to get along.'"
Looking back on everything, Gina believes in conversations over cancelation. She also believes she's on the right side of history.
"Some of us are going to be very proud of what we have done here. A lot of people are going to feel a little bit shame for not participating in making this world a better place than it was," she said.
Although her firing was jarring at the time, Gina isn't jumping at the chance to get back into the mainstream acting fold.
"I saw the hatred in the Hollywood scene… the blinders are lifted and I see Hollywood for what it is. I see the virtue-signaling," she said. "I don't like to wish bad things on anyone, but I think that there needs to be some accountability for there to be healing in America and in the entertainment industry… I think the head of the snake is going to have to get cut off a couple of these massive corporations."
Having taken her licks, she lives by the old cliche that tough times don't last, tough people do.
"I got my a** beat on national television – I thought it was the end of the world. I've gone through so many ups and downs in my life so many times, so many days that sometime I felt like, 'this is devastating, I don't really want to go on anymore,'" she said when asked about advice she'd give to people who feel targeted because of their beliefs. "What I would say is understand during the really awful moments, it won't last. Don't pile hurt on top of hurt. Let yourself feel better, heal, and know that you're going to make it make you a better person in the long run."