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Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after offensive social media posts

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Gina Carano fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after offensive social media posts


Gina Carano will not be returning to The Mandalorian or the Star Wars universe after posting on social media that being a Republican now is similar to being Jewish during the Holocaust.

Gina Carano is no longer a part of the cast, according to Lucasfilm, after numerous fans asked for her to be fired online.

The former mixed martial artist and star of the movie Deadpool and Haywire appeared to equate the persecution of Republicans in the United States to that of Jews in Nazi Germany.

In a statement to Variety, a Lucasfilm spokesman said, “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.”

UTA has also dismissed Carano as a client, according to a representative for the agency.

Following a controversial Instagram post by the outspoken conservative actor and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Wednesday. Although the post has since been removed, screenshots of it were extensively circulated on social media by individuals who demanded that she be fired from the successful Disney+ Star Wars show.


She wrote: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers, but by their neighbors…. Even by children.”

The actor continued to say, “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?”

Carano was previously accused of ridiculing persons who announce their preferred pronouns online by putting the phrases “beep/bop/boop” on her Twitter page.

“Beep/bop/boop has zero to do with mocking trans people (heart emoji) & (100 emoji) to do with exposing the bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine causes,” she wrote in September, accompanied by a gif of R2-D2. “I want people to know you can take hate with a smile. So BOOP you for misunderstanding.”

She subsequently took the lines off of her Twitter account after chatting with her co-star Pedro Pascal, who “helped (her) understand why people were putting them in their bios,” according to Variety. She went on to say that she believes in “freedom of choice.”

Carano has previously mocked people who use masks to protect themselves against Covid-19.

She then removed that story, as well as another that appeared to mock mask-wearing with a photograph of a person with a full head of masks labeled “Meanwhile in California.”

She didn’t take down all of the stories she posted on Wednesday, including one that rehashed the theory that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein didn’t commit suicide.

This isn’t the first time Carano, who portrayed former Rebel Alliance trooper Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, has faced backlash for her political remarks on social media. She sent out divisive tweets in November, falsely implying that voting fraud happened during the 2020 presidential election.

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Her character appears in numerous episodes of the second season of “The Mandalorian,” a show about a bounty hunter who is on a mission to unite a powerful, young Force user with a Jedi Knight.

In December, Lucasfilm unveiled Rangers Of The New Republic, a sequel to The Mandalorian that would have appeared tailor-made for Carano’s character, but the studio has yet to name a cast and will now move on without her.

Carano has also used the hashtag #SaveOurChildren to promote the end of child sex trafficking. Because the hashtag has been hijacked by QAnon conspiracy theorists, Facebook, which owns Instagram, has disabled it on all platforms.

“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” a source close to Lucasfilm said.

Carano’s role as Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” will not be recast, according to Lucasfilm. As an ally to Pascal’s protagonist and a buddy to Grogu, popularly known as “Baby Yoda,” the character had a supporting role in the series.

The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+ in November 2019 and contributed to the streaming service’s strong subscriber growth. Carano’s Cara Dune was an instant hit with fans, who complimented her for adding a calm strength to the role.

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