American actress Gina Carano, best known for her role as Cara Dune in Disney’s first live-action Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, has been dropped by Lucasfilm and her agency United Talent Agency (UTA) following an array of distasteful comments.
Carano took to Instagram, in a post that is no longer available, and stated that the treatment of being a Republican in the United States is comparable to being Jewish in Nazi Germany.
The post read: “Most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
This sparked outrage across social media platforms, with fans of The Mandalorian being disgusted along with the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trending on Twitter.
Following the comment a spokesperson for Lucasfilm stated:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future…her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano’s agency UTA also followed suit and dropped her as a client, whilst Twitter suspended her account for violating their rules of conduct.
However, this isn’t the first instance in which Carano has come under fire for her politically motivated posts.
Last November she took to Twitter to suggest voter fraud in the latest Presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. She had also previously mocked the wearing of masks.
She has also damaged her reputation by mocking the non-binary community and those who use different gender pronouns by adding “beep/bop/boop” to her Twitter name.
The actress announced on 12 February, just two days after she was axed from The Mandalorian, that she is to produce and star in a film exclusively for The Daily Wire, a conservative media outlet founded by Ben Shapiro. Carano hit back at critics saying: “They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”
Words by Jordan Baker
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