Mandalorian’s Gina Carano Fired for Social Media Posts
Gina Carano, who appeared in the Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, is no longer employed by its creator Lucasfilm. Carano compared the experience of Jewish people in the Holocaust to the current U.S. political climate on social media. After doing so, many people called for her firing by using the hashtag #FireGinaCarano.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said.
“Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano soon deleted the posts after #FireGinaCarano began trending on Twitter.
MORE PUSH BACK
Carano played the character Cara Dune and appeared in both the first and second seasons of The Mandalorian. Carano is a former mixed martial artist and relied on those skills to create realistic looking battle scenes in the show.
This is not the first time she has experienced push back on social media. Fans have snubbed Carano for denouncing mask wearing, claiming the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and using “beep/bop/boop” in her Instagram bio to mock the use of gender pronouns.
A NEW DEAL
But just after her firing, Carano found a new deal with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. She plans to develop and produce her own movie as the right wing news outlet enters the world of entertainment.
“We’re looking forward to taking on the authoritarian Hollywood monolith,” Shapiro said to the LA Times.
“It’s no secret that Hollywood is a one-party town, and that dissent is not just discouraged but punished. We’re building the alternative, and we’d just like to thank Disney and Lucasfilm for aiding us in our quest to do so.”