It’s been revealed today that Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian by Lucasfilm after she posted a series of controversial posts on her social media accounts.
Here’s what a spokesperson from Lucasfilm had to say about Gina Carano no longer being employed by Lucasfilm: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Gina played Cara Dune in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian and it did look like we were going to see more of her in the Star Wars show, and potentially even the spinoff show, Rangers Of The New Republic.
Carano was fired after she shared a Tik Tok post on a comparison of the divided political climate to Nazi Germany. “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbours…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 neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views,” she wrote.
Gina Carano has been fired from The Mandalorian by Lucasfilm
Carano shared another photo on her Instagram stories in which a person was covering that face and head with a bunch of masks with the caption, “Meanwhile in California.” She deleted both posts on her social media accounts, however, other people did pick up her posts before she deleted them.
Carano also shared other posts that got people riled up. One was a quote saying: “Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is fucking wild” and another one saying “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself”. Both these posts have remained.
This got the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trending on Twitter and also Instagram, and people were also tagging Jon Favreau, Disney, Star Wars and Lucasfilm in many of the posts on social media. Interestingly enough the hashtag #weloveginacarano did begin to trend also on social media, however, it didn’t really have a big effect.
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