Updated: Disney has finally fired Gina Carano. In a statement , they say that “Gina Carano is no longer an employee of Lucasfilm, and there are no plans for her in the future. Still, her posts on social media denigrating other people based on their cultural and religious identities are horrendous and unacceptable.” .
So, forget about ever seeing Cara Dune in The Mandalorian or any other Star Wars series or product. According to a source from The Hollywood Reporter, “they had been waiting for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the last straw .” Carano has been embroiled in controversy over her comments on social media for the past year.
Gina Carano , actress and former mixed martial arts fighter known for her role in The Mandalorian, has been involved in controversy almost continuously as a result of her messages on social networks of a conservative ideological nature. He has been openly against the Black Lives Matter movement, shared messages supporting the alleged electoral fraud defended by former President Donald Trump, and has been against the use of masks .
The latest controversy has reawakened the hashtag #FireGinaCarano, for sharing a story on Instagram in which he equated the hatred and violence suffered by Jews in the Holocaust with the hatred suffered by Republicans in the United States for their political opinion.
— Pedritoposting Chile (@pedritoposting) February 10, 2021
This is not the first time that the request for Disney to fire Gina Carano has become a trend on Twitter. The actress has deleted the story, although she maintains another of a news that celebrates that a Republican governor in Iowa ends all anti-Covid security measures , such as masks and social distance, and one in which the rapper Pitbull warns of the “danger of communism”.
At the moment, Disney has not addressed this situation, while the actress declared a few months ago that she does not intend to apologize or relax her speech, although Carano also opened a profile on the far-right social network Parler .
For now, Gina Carano is scheduled to keep her role as Cara Dune in the third season of The Mandalorian, and would even star in another of the new Star Wars series on Disney +, Rangers of the New Republic. Whatever happens, it is not a bad thing to remember how quickly Disney was firing James Gunn for some offensive tweets (although without any ideological charge) … published ten years ago.