Gina Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast, after many online called for her to be fired over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews

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Gina Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast, after many online called for her to be fired over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the US political climate.

Key points:

  • A Lucasfilm spokesperson said the company had no plans to hire Carano in the future
  • They said her posts “denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities” were “abhorrent and unacceptable”
  • Carano has previously drawn criticism for the views she has expressed on social media

A spokesperson from Lucasfilm said Carano was not currently employed by the production company and it had “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 read.

Carano fell under heavy criticism after she posted that “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,” the actor and former mixed martial artist continued.

Carano, who played the recurring character Cara Dune on the Star Wars series, deleted the post but it was widely shared online and saw the #FireGinaCarano hashtag begin to trend.

Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of The Mandalorian, a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a powerful, young user of the Force with a Jedi knight.

Dune, who in the second season is a lawperson on a frontier planet, frequently teams up with the title character to fight remnants of the evil Galactic Empire.

Carano has also been criticized for social media posts that mocked mask-wearing during the pandemic and voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

She also took aim at the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop” in her social media bio.

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