Former Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp began throwing around claims about actress Gina Carano haphazardly and ended up saying some stuff that could get her into some legal trouble. Regardless, Carano has already fired back, but oddly enough, Heitkamp’s absurdity was already poked at by Bill Maher himself.
It was on Maher’s show “Real Time with Bill Maher” that the claims were made by Heitkamp. Maher landed on the subject of Carano, not seeming to remember her name or what she did that was so wrong.
“Who was the woman in ‘The Mandalorian’? What did she do? She liked something?” Maher asked.
“She’s a Nazi,” Heitkamp blurted out.
Maher responded with “she’s not a Nazi” as Heitkamp said that she was involved with white supremacists.
“She’s called other people Nazis, she’s the Nazi,” said another guest.
“Okay, everyone’s a Nazi now,” said Maher, discrediting the claims.
It’s at this point that Heitkamp openly supposed she was subject to “defamation,” but Maher pressed Heitkamp on the subject of white supremacy, noting that the “goal post there has changed a lot.”
Heitkamp didn’t address it and instead attacked Republicans for not being able to read, eliciting clapter from the trained seals in Maher’s audience.
Why have I not seen anyone talking about this? A former US Senator called @ginacarano some of the most heinous things while on Real Time with Bill Maher. How is this not slander? pic.twitter.com/34iFt1STCR
— Yeticast (@Yeticast) March 29, 2021
This elicited a backlash on the internet, including from Carano herself who had a few things to point out about cancel culture and how it works.
“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,” tweeted Carano.
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
It’s likely that Heitkamp has never seen anything Carano said or tweeted and was largely getting her “knowledge” of Carano off of the claims made by the ignorant, and often very wrong, internet mobs. Carano’s mention of Nazis that drove these mobs into a frenzy was simply mentioning in an Instagram post that one of the reasons Jewish people in Nazi Germany were easily rounded up and shipped off to camps was because the Nazis had dehumanized the Jewish population to the point where even their neighbors became abusive toward them and were willing to sell them out.
Funny enough, Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal had made a tweet comparing Nazi concentration camps to Trump’s border during the media’s “kids in cages” obsession. Not-so funny enough, they’re nowhere to be seen now that the crisis has exploded under Biden.
Needless to say, Carano is not a white supremacist or a Nazi, and Heitkamp is well into dangerous legal territory with her claims. People on Twitter have been urging Carano to launch a lawsuit against Heitkamp, but whether Carano will do so or not remains to be seen.