The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano dropped by Lucasfilm: Here’s what led to her firing

The actress was also dropped by United Talent Agency

The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano dropped by Lucasfilm: Here’s what led to her firing 1

Gina Carano is no longer part of the Star Wars franchise.

The actress, who recurred as Cara Dune in the first two seasons of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, has been fired by Lucasfilm after she shared a number of controversial posts on social media.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a rep for Lucasfilm said in a statement to Variety on Wednesday. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

On the same day, United Talent Agency also dropped her as a client.

Carano faced backlash on social media after sharing several offensive posts on her Instagram stories on Tuesday night. One of the posts likened today’s divided political landscape to Nazi Germany and referenced the Holocaust, during which an estimated six million Jewish people were killed.

“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,” read the post, which appeared to come from a different account.

Carano also seemed to make fun of mask wearers by sharing a photo of a person whose entire face and head was covered with several cloth masks. That Instagram story came with the caption, “Meanwhile in California.”

While both posts were removed from her Instagram story on Wednesday afternoon, there are some that remain undeleted, including one suggesting convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein didn’t die by suicide.

Because of her posts, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano started to trend on Twitter, with many users tagging Lucasfilm and its parent company Disney in their posts.

This isn’t the first time Carano has become the subject of social media controversy. Aside from previously sharing misinformation about mask-wearing and voter fraud, the actress also came under fire when she declined requests from fans to put her pronouns in her Twitter bio to show support for transgender people. Instead, she added “beep/bop/boop” to her bio, which many fans called out as transphobic.

But after speaking to her The Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal, Carano removed the words from her Twitter bio. “He helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios,” Carano said of Pascal who plays the titular character in the series. “I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & [support] freedom to choose.”

It’s not clear at this time if Carano’s role of Cara Dune would be recast in The Mandalorian. As a former Rebel trooper who had become a Marshall for the New Republic, Cara Dune was expected to appear in the upcoming Disney+ series, The Rangers of the New Republic, but with Carano’s dismissal from the Star Wars franchise, it’s possible that fans may not see the character again.

Sources: Variety, CNN
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