Gina Carano, who is best known for playing Cara Dune on the first two seasons of Disney+’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian, will reportedly no longer be part of the franchise’s future. The news was confirmed on Wednesday night in a statement from a Lucasfilm spokesperson, revealing that Carano is not expected to return to the series’ future seasons, or to any other future projects in the franchise. This comes after Carano shared several controversial and anti-Semitic posts on her social media, the backlash off which led to the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trending on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the statement from Lucasfilm reads. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
While Carano has had a history of making controversial posts on social media — including expressing transphobic views and denying the validity of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — her posts in recent days caught quite a lot of attention. This included an anti-Semitic post comparing the current political climate to Nazi Germany.
Here is one of her infamous tweet posts that was retweeted by other users that ultimately got her fired:
“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,” she wrote.
Another photo on Carano’s Instagram story had a person with several masks covering their face and head with the caption “Meanwhile in California.”
Both posts were scrubbed from the actress’ Instagram this afternoon, however, others picked it up and reposted (see below). Other posts, including a quote saying “Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is ******* wild” and one saying “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself,” remained.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano begin trending, with those on social media tagging Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Disney, Disney Plus, Star Wars and Lucasfilm.