‘The Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Fired By LucasFilm For Offensive Comments On Social Media
On February 10, actress Gina Carano was fired by LucasFilm due to a repeated series of offensive comments made by her on social media. Carano is best known for starring in the 2008 revival of American Gladiators and appearing in several popular films such as Fast & Furious 6, Haywire and Deadpool. The actress is perhaps most recently known for appearing in The Mandalorian as a supporting character named Cara Dune, a rebel turned mercenary and close ally for the titular main character (Pedro Pascal). Carano received praise for her performance as the character and was even in talks to get her own spin-off before Lucasfilm shelved the project in November after her controversial statements on social media.
Carano is an outspoken conservative and has voiced her political opinions on social media countless times. Her statements have received negative attention for being transphobic and anti-LGBTQ. Carano’s controversial statements on social media hit their breaking point when she compared being a Republican to being a Jewish person during the Holocaust in an Instagram post, with the actress stating, “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?”
Due to Carano’s post, LucasFilm announced that she would no longer appear as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian or any other project related the Star Wars franchise. Carano was also dropped by her talents agency, UTA.