As live action Star Wars franchise series The Mandalorian continues to bring major traction to the Disney+ streaming service, fan favorite actress Gina Carano, former MMA fighter playing Cara Dune, has been fired from Lucasfilm, the company producing the series.
Her exit, prompted by the viral hashtag #FireGinaCarano, started as a negative response to her recent social media posting. Carano shared an Instagram story comparing Jews in the Holocaust to conservatives in the time of the election and hating someone for their political belief.
Fans quickly criticized Carano, speaking on how the Holocaust was a terrible and tragic event and should not be compared to events in today’s modern world.
While the first instance prompted the most backlash from bystanders, she also shared her opinions and political beliefs on COVID-19 vaccines, the election and pandemic.
A spokesperson for Lucasfilm stated Carano “is not currently employed by Lucasfilm, and there are no plans for her to be in the future.” The statement continued: “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Previously, she also put her pronouns in her Twitter bio as “beep/boop” and received prior warning from Lucasfilm executives about her disrespectful actions on social media.
She also tweeted “What people see about you will speak more loudly than how people feel about you, because in the end, when we stand up for what is right and true, we will have many who hate us or love us but all will know what we are fighting for.”
With her playing the role of Cara Dune, former imperial shooter, it is unlikely she will return to the Star Wars storyline and will likely be “dead” in the show. Some Twitter users even suggested casting Lucy Lawless for the role to keep the same storyline of the show and include a fan favorite actor with less controversial political beliefs.
With the loss of Marshal Dune playing a major role in the plot of The Mandalorian, fans wonder how the show will be affected by the absence, and how the rest of the cast will move forward without her.