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#FireGinaCarano turned into #GinaCaranoFired. Gina Carano’s days on The Mandalorian are over.
The former MMA fighter turned actor has been fired from her role as Cara Dune on the popular Disney+ streamed Star Wars spinoff series. This news came just hours after Carano once again made a controversial social media post, this time on Instagram where she shared a post that compared being a conservative in the United States to being a Jewish person in Germany during the Holocaust.
“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,” read the IG story reposted by Carano. “How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The #FireGinaCarano hashtag took off on Twitter and while this is hardly the first time this has happened just within the past several months, apparently this proved to be the last straw for Lucasfilm.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement (via Hollywood Reporter). “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Late last year, Lucasfilm was reportedly planning to give Carano her own Disney+ series before she made several anti-mask tweets and false claims about voter fraud in the US Presidential election in November.
Perhaps not surprisingly, #CancelDisneyPlus was the top trending Twitter topic on Wednesday evening. Some were a mixture of far-right and conservative figures and Carano supporters expressing outrage towards Disney, while others ironically used the hashtag to mock the movement.
Carano was also dropped by her agency UTA. All of this happening on the 14-year anniversary of her EliteXC fight with Julie Kedzie, which was the first ever televised women’s MMA bout.