THE MANDALORIAN’s Gina Carano No Longer ‘Employed’ by Lucasfilm
By Movieguide® Staff
Disney reportedly fired THE MANDALORIAN star Gina Carano after the actress received backlash from a social media post that compared America’s political divide to how the Nazi party came to power in Germany.
The conservative actress and former MMA fighter is no stranger to controversy. Last year, fans demanded that Disney fire Carano over various comments regarding face masks, Democrats, and voter fraud.
The newest controversy comes after Carano, 38, ironically shared her opinion on how political hostility mirrors communist regimes in history.
“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?” read the post, which Carano had posted to her Instagram.
Carano also posted a photo of a person wearing cloth masks to cover their face and head and captioned it: “Meanwhile in California.”
Instagram removed both posts. Disney announced that Carano was no longer “employed by” the company after fans took to Twitter with “#FireGinaCarano.”
Additionally, Lucasfilm’s statement said that “there are no plans for” the rehiring of Carano and that “her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano played Cara Dune in seven episodes of THE MANDALORIAN. While Disney rumored that Carano would also have a lead role in a MANDALORIAN spin off, it has withheld the series’ casting.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” an anonymous source told Fox News.
Despite the elation of some fans, not everyone was on board with the decision to drop Carano.
“Actually, she shared a post which said that the crimes of Nazi Germany were built up to via hatred & division, comparing that to the demonising (sic) of conservatives. It’s certainly a bit much, but it’s demonstrating a principle & sharing a fear. Clearly mischaracterized (sic). #GinaCarano,” one person explained.
“I support @ginacarano #CancelDisneyPlus,” another tweeted.
“@Disney you drop @ginacarano and you will lose tons of subscribers and fans of that show.. she better be hired back or you’ll see a boycott like never before,” one fan said.
“LOL!!! The hypocrisy of Disney to fire Gina after pandering to propaganda in China and filming near a muslim concentration camp. #CancelDisneyPlus #GinaCarano,” another wrote.
One user said: “Gina Carano was fired for AWC – Acting While Conservative. The only surprise was that it took this long for Hollywood to find an excuse. #CancelDisneyPlus.”