Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune on the Disney + Star Wars series The Mandalorian, has been fired following her controversial social media posts.
Gina Carano, the actress who played Cara Dune in the first two seasons of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, has been fired by Lucasfilm after “loathsome” posts she made on social media, including one that compared her conservative views to be a Jew during the Holocaust.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson issued a statement saying: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” according to Deadline. “However, your social media posts that denigrate people for their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano’s character, the Alderaanian bounty hunter Carasynthia Dune, played an important role in The mandalorian Season 1 and Season 2, and given his popularity and the way the show ended, he was expected to return for Season 3.
However, her employers at Lucasfilm production company reacted strongly to her recent controversial comments. Carano shared a post on an Instagram story detailing how the strong fascist influence in Europe made it easier for the Nazis to persecute Jews by making the rest of the world hate them. The post ends by asking: “How is that different from hating someone for their political opinions?” As Carano is an outspoken conservative politician and has drawn negative attention to her views, there seemed to be a clear comparison.
Many were upset by the use of anti-Semitic historical tragedy as a parallel to the polarized discourse that characterizes modern politics and demands that the actor be removed from the popular. Star Wars The show began to heat up.
Although the offending post was removed from Carano’s Instagram page, it is not the first time that his presence on social media has caused outrage. Previous posts included suggestions that the 2020 US presidential election had been affected by voter fraud and the rejection of the rules on wearing masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
Before the Lucasfilm statement, fans campaigning for Carano to be removed from The mandalorian had revived the #FireGinaCarano hashtag from the last time a backlash against his posts occurred.
UPDATE 02/10/21: Gina Carano is also no longer represented by her agency, UTA, according to a report from Deadline.
Created by Jon Favreau, The mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, and Giancarlo Esposito. Season 3 has yet to receive a release date.
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