‘The Mandalorian’ Actress Gina Carano Fired Over Controversial Social Media Posts

Gina Carano, who plays bounty hunter Cara Dune in Disney Plus hit show “The Mandalorian,” will no longer be a part of it.

The ‘Abhorrent’ Posts

Lucasfilm, the production company in charge of the “Star Wars” series, has decided to drop Carano after she made some controversial social media posts. 

Lucasfilm spokesperson said the following: 

“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.”

The news comes after a day in which the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter for hours. The night before, the actress shared an anti-Semitic story on her Instagram. It was soon deleted but many fans captured it and shared it on social media.

Her Instagram post featured the graphic photo of a Jewish woman being beaten in Nazi Germany.

“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,” Carano wrote on her Instagram story on Tuesday. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”

The Tipping Point

The former MMA fighter and star of the films “Deadpool” has had a history of speaking out on social media.

She has been an outspoken supporter of former president Donald Trump and has often complained about backlash against her conservative opinions, such as not wearing a mask during the pandemic and voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop” in her social media bio.

She pushed back against critics who accused her of being transphobic, saying she did it to expose “the bullying mentality of the mob.”

“I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio.. beep/bop/boop,” she tweeted. “I’m not against trans lives at all. They need to find less abusive representation.”

She later retracted that sentiment, citing a conversation with actor Pedro Pascal of “The Mandalorian,” in which she said her co-star “helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios.”

The 38-year-old actress has also been let go from her agency, UTA.


Related stories:

Comments are closed.