"The Mandalorian" star Gina Carano fired from Lucasfilm for public outrage over her controversial social media posts
“The Mandalorian” star, actress Gina Carano has been criticized over her controversial internet posts, and now the whole social media campaign is being unfolded to remove her from Disney’s show.
Gina Carano played Cara Dune in the famous George Lukas’ franchise. Her recent posts on her Instagram in which the former MMA fighter compared criticism against conservatives to Nazi’s oppression against Jews, drew controversy followed by demands to remove her from “The Mandalorioan” series and to fire her from “Lucasfilm.”
Here are the posts that rose the wave of negativity to Cara Dune.
"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors...even by children," the post read.
"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?" the post continued.
Hashtag “Fire Gina Carano” quickly became one of the most frequently used on Twitter. However, a spokesman with “Lucasfilm” explained that Cararno never was an employee of the company.
"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a spokesperson for LucasFilm said on Wednesday. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."
I have decided to fire Gina Carano from my webseries The Mandalorian— Patrick: Year Of The Rascal (@lunch_enjoyer) February 11, 2021
i wish disney and lucasfilm a very fire gina carano— hind (@bluetragedies) February 10, 2021
I am once again asking Star Wars to fire Gina Carano.— Amy Wishman Nalan (@AmyWishman) February 10, 2021
More, according to Hollywood Reporter’s source, Lucasfilm is going to fire Gina Carano but only for some time.
“They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw,” the source said.
Carano, however, didn’t stay without supporters too. The social media users who for some reason agree with the actress used the hashtag “We Love Cara Dune” to support her.
@WaltDisneyCo I disagree with the #fire @ginacarano advocates. That is discriminatory and a violation of her #CivilRights. Political opinions differ. Live with it! That is what differentiates America from other countries.— John Hejlik (@tjrljohn) January 8, 2021
It's so sad that #fire @ginacarano is #1 trending... people's inability to calmly disagree is a shameful reflection of the human race.— Doran Lister (@doranlister) February 10, 2021
Even after her costars come to her defense, the pitchfork wielding mob is still out for blood and won't be happy until someone is hung. ????
I stand with @ginacarano #WeLoveGinaCarano #WeLoveCaraDune please know that people out there do think your awesome and that will not change so I'm raising a glass in honor of a true classy lady . This is the way. ???? pic.twitter.com/GkwJJgmYZJ— Mark (@Magnus365247) February 11, 2021
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The posts that triggered almost nationwide outraged were soon deleted. But her critics used screenshots to share them on social media.
This is not the first time when Carano faces public criticism. In November, she was also slammed for her questioning the results of the elections and for the skeptical posts, she made on social media mocking the efficacy of wearing masks to stop the spreading of COVID-19.
Wow! I'm surprised that #GinaCarano was dropped from the Mando series so quickly. I liked the Cara Dune character and thought she did a good job in the roll. However, I would have done the same thing after seeing what she posted.— ???? JCW MINI Cooper ???? (@2013jcwmini) February 11, 2021
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