Gina Carano Fired from ‘Mandalorian’ after aborrent social media posts
It seems like Gina Carano’s time working for Disney in The Mandalorian is finally up. After her recent abhorrent social media posts, Lucasfilm has issued a statement in which they distanced themselves from the actor. Here’s what happened.
Gina Carano fired from The Mandalorian for offensive social media posts
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, representatives of Lucasfilm said:
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.
Furthermore, UTA is no longer representing Gina Carano as well. The former mixed martial artist has worked on several massive projects. These include Deadpool, Haywire, Fast & Furious 6, and two seasons of The Mandalorian.
What she said
The social media posts in question were stories that Carano shared on late Tuesday night. One of them compared modern-day leftists to Nazis, as the post 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.
Furthermore, another photo that Carano shared on her stories featured a person with many cloth masks covering their face. She captioned it with “Meanwhile in California.” As a result of these posts, she faced a lot of backlash on social media. There were Twitter trends to get Lucasfilm to fire Carano from The Mandalorian.
Other than that, Gina Carano also made some comments during an interview on The Federalist podcast. She disagreed with the arguments of people from the left, which she called “wokeism”. She said:
The whole reason why I started speaking out is because I feel like there is a large group of people that were being silenced this year and being forced to play this game of wokeism or whatever it is. No matter who you voted for, no matter who you are, I want to create a platform where everybody can have an opportunity.