Be careful what you say on social channels, folks. Gina Carano found out the hard way today and won’t be returning to the world of The Mandalorian, in which she has played Cara Dune in the first two seasons.
The move from Lucasfilm to not bring Gina Carano back follows the former mixed martial artist putting offensive posts on her socials, including one which inferred that being a Republican today is like being Jewish during the Holocaust.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” Lucasfilm said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano was trending on Wednesday with the #FireGinaCarano hashtag often being at the top of Twitter. The actress has since deleted the Instagram story posts, but screenshots were widely shared.
It’s not the first time that Gina Carano has trended for her views (including mocking mask-wearing and suggesting there was voter fraud during the presidential election) and fans calling for her to be removed, so perhaps the writing was on the wall.
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