Gina Carano: Actress axed from The Mandalorian after ‘abhorrent’ social media post about Nazis
Written by Hitmix News on 11 February 2021
Lucasfilm has said there are no plans for The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano to return to the show following her “abhorrent and unacceptable” social media posts.
Carano, who played Cara Dune in both series of the hugely popular Disney+ show, reportedly referenced the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people while discussing political differences in the US now.
The post, which was written on Instagram, is no longer available.
Image: Carano with Nick Nolte and Pedro Pascal. Pic: Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock
In a statement, Lucasfilm said: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.
“Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The statement came after the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter as a result of her reported social media posts.
She was accused of comparing being a Republican today to being Jewish under Nazi rule.
Talent agency UTA has since dropped her as a client, according to Variety.
Carano, 38, is a former fitness model and mixed martial artist, who is also known for film roles in Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool.
She has previously been accused of mocking people who state their preferred pronouns.
In November she appeared to endorse unsubstantiated claims the presidential election had been significantly marred by fraud and in the same month she mocked mask-wearing during the pandemic.
In December, Lucasfilm announced Rangers Of The New Republic, a TV series fans speculated would have been a perfect fit for the character of Cara Dune, who was a viewer favourite from The Mandalorian. The studio has not yet announced a cast.