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‘The Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Fired Amid Social Media Controversy

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UTA has also left the actor, who will no longer be part of the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy.
Gina Carano will not return to The Mandalorian or Star Wars galaxy after sharing a post on social media stating that being Republican today is like being Jewish during the Holocaust.

A Lucasfilm spokesman said in a statement, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and has no plans to be in the future.” “Nevertheless, his social media posts discredit people on the basis of their cultural and religious identities which are abusive and unacceptable.” The agency spokesperson confirmed that Caro has also been dropped as a customer by UTA.

On Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending after an Instagram post from an outspoken conservative actor and former mixed martial artist who met with severe backlash. The post has since been removed, but screenshots were widely shared on social media by users who called for her firing from the hit Disney + Star Wars show.

This is not the first time Carno, who played former rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dunne on The Mandalorian, has been the focus of social media ire for his political comments. Last November, she issued controversial tweets, in one of which she falsely suggested wearing a mask amid the coronavirus epidemic and in the other, voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

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A source with Lucasfilm’s thinking tells THR, “They had been searching for the reason to fire him for two months and today was the final straw.”

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Mandalorian debuted on Disney + in November 2019, powering the streaming service to impressive subscription numbers. Cara Dunne of Kara no became an immediate fan favorite, with the actor praised for bringing a quiet power to the role. But his tweet made him a controversial figure among Star Wars.

According to sources, Lucasfilm planned to unveil Karano as the star of his own Disney + series during a December Investor’s Day presentation but canceled those plans following a November tweet. Multiple Mandorellian spinoffs are among the works of executive producers John Favreau and Dave Filoni, including Rangers from the New Republic, who could potentially work with Caerno. But after the latest round of social media posts, the decision to cut ties with the actor came swiftly.

Carano came into the world of MMA and appeared in high-profile projects such as Deadpool and Fast and Furious 6. Steven Soderbergh, a film in 2011’s Heavier that began his acting career after a straight-to-DVD project. He was not immediately raped for comment.

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