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Mandalorian star Gina Carano is fired from the series over Instagram post

Mandalorian star Gina Carano is fired from the series over ‘abhorrent’ Instagram post comparing murder of Jews in Nazi Germany to ‘hating someone for their political views’

  • Lucasfilm said on Wednesday that Carano, 38, is no longer on Mandalorian cast
  • The former MMA fighter played recurring character Cara Dune for two seasons
  • But calls spread on Twitter to fire her over an Instagram Stories post Tuesday
  • She compared the U.S. political climate to the murder of Jews in Nazi Germany
  • ‘How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’ she said
  • Talent agency UTA also dropped Carano as a client following the controversy 

Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano has been fired from the cast of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, following online outrage over a social media post that likened the murder of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate.

A spokesperson for Lucasfilm said in a statement on Wednesday that Carano is not currently employed by the production company with ‘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 statement read.

Talent agency UTA has also dropped Carano as a client following the controversy, according to Variety

Carano fell under heavy criticism after she posted on Instagram Stories that ‘Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children.’

The post continued: ‘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?’ 

Actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano has been fired from the cast of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian following a controversial social media post

Carano, who played the recurring character Cara Dune on the 'Star Wars' series, deleted the post but it was widely shared online and spurred the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to trend

Carano's post (above) likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate. Lucasfilm called the post 'abhorrent and unacceptable'

Carano’s post (right) likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate. Lucasfilm called the post ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’

Carano, who played the recurring character Cara Dune on the ‘Star Wars’ series, deleted the post but it was widely shared online and spurred the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to trend. 

Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a powerful, young user of the Force with a Jedi Knight.

Dune, who in the second season is a lawperson on a frontier planet, frequently teams up with the title character to fight an old nemesis: remnants of the evil Galactic Empire.

Carano, a former mixed martial artist whose Dune character used a mix of heavy weapons and her fists to best opponents, had been criticized online for social media posts.

In some, she mocked mask wearing during the pandemic and promoted claims of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. 

Carano is seen with cast of The Mandalorian at the show's 2019 premiere

Carano is seen with cast of The Mandalorian at the show’s 2019 premiere 

Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of 'The Mandalorian,' a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a young user of the Force with a Jedi Knight

Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a young user of the Force with a Jedi Knight

She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing ‘beep/bop/boop’ in her social media bio after some expressed outrage that she did not list any pronouns in her bio.

While those who had called for her firing cheered the move, conservatives rallied to support Carano and even claimed that her firing was evidence of her premise.

‘Gina Carano’s post made the point that mass violence starts with hatred for your neighbor. This is not only uncontroversially true but also one perspective of the commandment to love your neighbor,’ tweeted Daily Caller associated editor Katrina Haydon. ‘That idea is not a call to empty niceness. It’s how you prevent suffering.’

‘Gina Carano was fired for being conservative,’ wrote conservative activist and Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv.

On Wednesday night, the hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus was trending on Twitter, apparently driven by conservatives vowing to cancel the streaming service over the controversy.

However, others celebrated Lucasfilm’s move to disavow Carano, saying the was the fate she deserved.

‘Turns out that when you publicly support and encourage authoritarianism and fascism, you reflect poorly on your employer and they want nothing to do with you,’ one person tweeted.

‘Watching Republican after Republican just lose everything because of how s***y of a person they are is my favorite past time,’ another wrote. 

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