Gina Carano Fired From The Mandalorian Over Offensive Social Media Posts
The MMA fighter-turned-actress has also been dropped by her talent agency.
Gina Carano has been axed from The Mandalorian following a few controversial posts on social media.
The 38-year-old actress — who played mercenary Cara Dune in the Disney+ series — has been cut from the show after she shared a few posts on Instagram Stories that compared being a Republican today to being Jewish during the Holocaust.
"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children," she wrote on Instagram. "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.”
A spokesperson for Lucasfilm 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."
According to Variety, talent agency UTA has also dropped Gina as a client.
The announcement was made after the actress shared the controversial post on Instagram and the hashtag #FireGinaCarano started trending online.
Gina — who competed in mixed martial arts before becoming an actress — has deleted the post, but screenshots were widely shared on social media and Disney quickly faced calls to axe her from the hit show.
Gina also attracted controversy last year, when she appeared to mock mask-wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
What's more, the actress suggested voter fraud had played a part in the outcome of the US Presidential election.
A source close to the situation has suggested that Lucasfilm has been thinking about firing her for a few months.
The insider explained to The Hollywood Reporter: "They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw."
Previously, it'd been suggested that Gina will star in Rangers of the New Republic, a Mandalorian spin-off of her own.
However, Lucasfilm has now made it clear that won't happen in light of her social media controversy. — BANG