This is not the first time that Carano has posted controversial posts
Gina Carano, currently best known for playing Cara Dune in both the seasons of Disney+’s Star Wars: The Mandalorian has just been kicked out of the franchise, and will not be associated in it in the future. The news was confirmed on Wednesday night after a Lucasfilm spokesperson’s statement, revealing that the actor will not be returning in future seasons or any related projects.
Carano got the boot after sharing numerous controversial and anti-Semitic posts on her Instagram Stories, which led to the hashtag #FireGinaCarano starting to trend on Twitter on Wednesday.
The statements read that her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.
This was not the first time that Carano has sparked controversy. In the past, she had expressed transphobic views and denied the validity of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and judging from one post, she seems to be anti-mask as well. The latest was a post comparing the US’s current political scenario to Nazi Germany.
Cara Dune spinoff
Carano’s character Cara Dune first appeared in the series’s season 1 episode “Sanctuary” and became a fan favourite character by the time season 1 wrapped up. As per reports by The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm was even planning to have her star in a Star Wars spinoff during last December’s Disney Investor Day presentation. These plans were put on hold due to her behaviour on social media at that time. While the series was never confirmed, many speculated that she could be the lead character in the Rangers of the New Republic series.
A source said that they had been looking for a reason to fire her for two months and this was the final straw. As an actor, one should be aware that such messed up opinions on our current world will get you fired.
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