Lucasfilm fires Gina Carano from ‘The Mandalorian’ over social media post
Gina Carano will not be reviving her role in The Mandalorian following an unsavoury social media post.
Carano found herself trending across social media after sharing a post on her Instagram that likened that being a Republican in 2021 is a similar battle that Jewish people faced during the Holocaust. The actor deleted the post, but, screenshots of the offensive comparison had already been taken and since gone viral. This incident isn’t the first time Carano has made remarks that many have taken offence to, but, it was the final straw that led to Disney+ terminating her contract.
She shared a story on Instagram that read: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…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 neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The actor played former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, has previously been the focus of scorn on social media ire for her publically pro-Republican messages and for mocking mask-wearers during the pandemic. Carano also spread lies about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future” the studio has said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Her departure from the franchise prevents Carano from starring in the highly anticipated Mandalorian spin-off, Rangers Of The New Republic, announced by Disney + in December. Fans of the TV series fans thought that Cara Dune would have been ideal for the show, but, now Carano will not be returning to the franchise following her latest comment.