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.

Read more about:

1 Comments

  • Betsy
    Betsy on

    Miss Carano is confused about history. The Nazi soldiers would have been shot as traders if they did not follow orders. How they felt did not matter. History was not censored, but destroyed at the time and place, during the war, (to hide classified information on both sides) or just destroyed in battle or by a bomb etc. Hitler convinced his followers that white, blue-eyed blond, German christians were a superior race and should rule the world. Eventually his own staff killed him
    .
    Americans do not agree on all the points of interest , of how to run a country. The majority rules, If you are not in the majority, you have two choices, 1) move 2} try to convince, others,( the majority,) that your point of view is better and vote.

    Violence has no place in our country for political differences, unless you are a criminal and a bully, trying to force your point of view. I was so surprised when I learned that Trump was one of these criminals.
    He attempted legal avenues, but was ineffective because he choice to ignore the truth, that President Biden had won. He then turned to crime by inciting violence.

    Hitler is a poor comparison because he ordered death and murder and incited and influence a nation to war.

    The united States criminals are trying to blame Trumpet for breaking the law. ( Their scape-goat.)
    They knew before they were violent they were going to break the law and it would not change President BIdens victory. They are criminals, and if Mr. Trumpet Incited violence as president
    to change the will of the majority, then he is a criminal too, because he knows only an election
    can do that.
    The problem is criminals joined the republican party and the republican party lost.
    Criminals do what criminals do, They broke the law using violence to voice their irritation. That’s all. They are just criminals whose issues are political.
    Please e-mail this to Miss Carano

    I am sorry to h
    learn that she has lost her career. I believe in freedom of speech and I believe she is ignorant
    about some historical facts, so makes poor comparisons.

Leave a comment