Gina Carano, former MMA star and Hollywood actor, was fired from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian on February 10 after she shared some controversial social media posts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she has been dropped as a client by UTA (United Talent Agency) as well.
“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,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement according to the report.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano started trending on Twitter after the actor put up a story on Instagram comparing a politically divided America to Nazi Germany.
According to Variety, the story shared by her was a post originally put up by someone else and it read, “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.”
— janet (@djarinculture) February 10, 2021
Another photo on Carano’s Instagram story featured a person with several masks covering their face and head with the caption: “Meanwhile in California.”
The actor was previously been mired in a controversy for sharing posts about election fraud and making fun of gender pronouns.
Carano portrayed the character of Dune in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian and was set to reprise her role for the third season.
Now, according to a report in Deadline, Carano has hit back by announcing a new movie project she is making with the conservative website The Daily Wire.
Talking to Deadline Carano said, “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
According to the report, Carano will develop, produce, and star in the upcoming film.