Actress Gina Carano was fired by Lucasfilm, the studio that produced the films and series of Star Wars under the banner of Disney. She came into conflict after a number of social media reports comparing the situation surrounding the corona measures in the US with Nazi Germany.
The 38-year-old actress and former MMA fighter played one of the leading roles in two seasons of The Mandalorian, a series on Disney+ streaming service set in the Star Wars universe. She played a Rebel Alliance soldier named Cara Dune.
“ Gina Carano is not employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for the future,” writes the company in a statement. “Nevertheless, her reports on social media, in which they denigrate people by virtue of their cultural and religious identity, are reprehensible and unacceptable.”
Carano would be starred in the new series Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic, a spin-off of The Mandalorian. That‘s off the track now.
In an now deleted post on Instagram, Carano, known as Republican, wrote that “Jews were mistreated not by Nazis, but by their neighbours on the streets”. “Even by children. Because historiography has been changed, most people don’t realize that the Nazis could only arrest thousands of Jews because the government caused their neighbors to hate them just because they were Jewish. I don‘t see how that differs from hating someone for their political views.”
Soon after this post, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano (fire Gina Carano, red.) went around on Twitter.
Previously in contradiction
In November, Carano also came into conflict when she tweeted that the US presidential elections were fraudulent. Also, she openly doubted the usefulness of using mouth masks in the fight against corona.
Whether the character Cara Dune is removed from The Mandalorian or whether the role goes to someone else, remains to be seen. Carano hasn’t responded to the call off of her leading role.
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