Or me, for that matter. If you’ve heard about the scandal of the Mandalorian producers firing actress Carano for pointing out that Jews were practically targeted by their German neighbors and their children before being targeted by Nazi soldiers proper (and comparing the situation to what’s going on in modern USA), then here’s an example of a poseur in comicdom acting like a know-it-all, Heather Antos, reacting to the issue:
People didn’t ask to be born Jewish. People CHOSE to be Republican. They CHOSE to be a Nazi.
She should be ashamed.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) February 11, 2021
Seems more like Antos sought an excuse to smear Republicans as the only evil in the neighborhood. She must also be oblivious to how “nazi” is acronym for National Socialists, the very ideology she seems to consider acceptable. By the way, wasn’t Antos one of the people who originally took a lenient view of the now ousted Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, and only shunned him after the news he’d assaulted another woman over 2 decades ago made headlines? All that aside, I’m disgusted if Antos is trying to speak for me, because she does not, and the way she conducted business in the past several years in comicdom is despicable. As a result, this latest stunt of hers only makes the situation worse.
Anyway, since we’re on the topic of Carano, Lucasfilm/Disney’s firing her – yet refusing to do the same with Pedro Pascal for his own grotesque postings on social media – is certainly quite a way to sully everyone’s perception of the Mandalorian TV show, because now, even if the series itself isn’t ideologically driven like the Star Wars movies overseen by Kathleen Kennedy, the politics of the producers, Jon Favreau included, will put a whole cloud over the production, and could jeopardize ratings. But, if Lucasfilm as we know it is now run by somebody as reprehensible as Kennedy turned out to be (IIRC, she’s a former colleague of Steven Spielberg, also quite a boilerplate leftist), that’s why it may be best not to do favors for their TV adaptations any more than Star Wars movie sequels, and not even for the licensed merchandise, which just saw cancellation of action figures based on Carano’s Cara Dune character.
She’s taking things well though, and is going to work on a project funded mostly by Ben Shapiro. Some people are bound to reevaluate what they think of Mandalorian as a result of this flap, and maybe in the long run, it’ll be for the best. When leftist producers go this far, they’re only tarnishing the series’ reputation. I wouldn’t count on comic book adaptations doing very well at this point either, even if Marvel were still publishing more of them than they actually are now.
Originally published here.