'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano fired from Lucasfilm after fallout over social media post

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future."

Angelo Isidorou Vancouver British Columbia

Gina Carano has reportedly been fired from the Star Wars show "The Mandalorian" after sharing a controversial social media post, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The now deleted Instagram story showed a picture of a Jewish woman being persecuted by Nazis and had the following accompanying text.

"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."

This comparison enraged people on social media and #FireGinaCarano began trending on Twitter. Carano's posts have previously attracted controversy including one that poked fun at gender pronouns. Her Twitter bio at one point listed her pronouns as “beep/bop/boop."

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Lucasfilm planned to unveil Carano as the star of her own show during a December investor's day presentation but scrapped those plans following her November tweets. Multiple Mandalorian spinoffs are in the works from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, including Rangers of the New Republic, which could have potentially starred Carano."

Carano has since said, "“Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is f***ing wild." Carano has also starred in multiple other tentpole franchises including Deadpool and The Fast and The Furious.

Following the announcement, #canceldisneyplus began trending on Twitter and across other social media platforms.


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