The actress and ex-wrestler Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune in the Disney + series The Mandalorian, has been fired by the Lucasfilm production company (owned by Disney since 2012) after a series of comments written on her social networks in which she equated Republican politicians in America and their Jewish sympathizers during the Holocaust. The actress’s representative agency, UTA, has also decided to break ties with her. Carano has always been vindictive with her ideas on her social networks and it is not the first time that she has written something controversial and that her dismissal is called for her radical ideas concerning US policy or health policy due to the pandemic.
Lucasfilm has announced that it will no longer have the actress in future seasons of The Mandalorian (the possibility of Carano starring in his series within the Star Wars universe was even considered) through the following statement, in which he avoids using the word dismissal: “Gina Carano is not currently employed at Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future However, her posts on social media denigrating people for their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.
Carano’s message, now deleted, but saved by followers of the series and disseminated on networks, read as follows: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors, even by children. Since the story is edited, most people don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could trap thousands of Jews, the government first made their neighbors hate them simply for being Jewish. How is this different from hating someone for their political ideas?
The actress has posted controversial political messages on other occasions. In November, his dismissal was requested on Twitter after several messages in which he mocked people who wore masks due to the pandemic and in which he suggested that the US presidential elections were fraudulent, as defended by Donald Trump. “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for the last two months, and this week has been the straw that broke the camel’s back,” a Lucasfilm source told The Hollywood Reporter.
The Mandalorian, which premiered in November 2019 with the birth of Disney +, has become in just one year, with two seasons, one of the great phenomena of recent television. Carano’s character, Cara Dune, a Rebel Alliance soldier, quickly became a favorite among fans of fiction. Carano, 38, became known as a fighter in American Gladiators and has participated in films such as Haywire, Fast & Furies 6, or Deadpool.