Disney has broken ties with Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, the company reported on Wednesday night.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” said Lucasfilm’s spokesperson to The Verge.
Carano has recently been under investigation for a variety of posts published on social media, including an anti-Semitic article on her Instagram. Some of the contents of Carano’s tweets are captured in the screenshots shown below in this tweet. Lucasfilm’s spokesperson condemned Carano’s social media messages, The Verge, “her social media posts that denigrate people on the basis of their cultural and religious identities are unacceptable.”
The Actresses post stated:
Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors… even by children,” wrote Gina Carano in the now-deleted post. “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?
Another photo of Carano’s Instagram story had a guy with a few masks covering his face and head with the caption “Meanwhile in California.”
Both updates had been scrubbed by the actress Instagram this afternoon, but others had picked it up and repositioned it (see below). Other posts, including a quote saying, “Waiting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is fucking wild” and one saying, “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself,” remained.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano starts trending, with the social media tag Jon Favreau, Disney, Disney Plus, Star Wars and Lucasfilm.
as a jewish person, this is fucking vile and unnecessary. gina carano needs to be held accountable. the oppression my people have faced because of our religion and ethnicity is NOT the same as political disagreements. pic.twitter.com/ABuM8kO5hM
— sarah ✡︎ (@leiaswinterfell) February 10, 2021
Previously, Carano kicked up dust on social media with remarks about wearing masks and voter fraud. In November 2020, she made fun of those using preferred social media pronouns by mentioning “beep/bop/boop” in her Twitter bio. The action was taken as transphobic.
Later, she walked back and said the Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal. “helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios. I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & freedom to choose.”
Carano and her supporters tried to get the #weloveginacarano hashtag to a pattern, but with little impact. Carano retweeted the message on her account below.
— 🍓🥤Drunk3P0 🍓🥤 (@Drunk3P0) February 10, 2021