Gina Carano ended the patience of Disney and Lucasfilm. After the actress spread a series of unfortunate messages through her Instagram account, they finally decided to fire her. Carano, as a result, will no longer appear in The Mandalorian or other series of the entertainment giant. A Lucasfilm representative confirmed this to the Variety portal, pointing out that the actress’ statements were quite regrettable:
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. However, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identity are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
On Thursday night, Gina Carano shared several stories on Instagram that were deemed offensive. Among them was a message that many labeled as anti-Semitic. That message compared being a Republican in the U.S. to being a Jew during the Holocaust. Carano also used her account to criticize the use of masks despite the complicated health situation in the United States. Disney, of course, could no longer tolerate this type of behavior.
Although the posts were deleted, a large number of her followers were able to see them. Many took screenshots and began to spread them today through various social platforms; mainly Twitter and Reddit. After the dissemination of the aforementioned material, again the hashtag #FireGinaCarano emerged, which became trending in many countries. The public demanded Disney to fire Gina Carano from The Mandalorian and not to give her space in another production.
It is worth mentioning that #FireGinaCarano had already appeared during November 2020. Days after the U.S. elections, in which current President Joe Biden was the winner, Gina Carano supported the theories about the alleged fraud of the Democratic Party. In addition, on more than one occasion she showed her support for Donald Trump. Twitter users intensified criticism against the actress earlier this year. Carano, however, made it clear that she would never leave the social network:
“I’m going to stay and if my presence bothers them, fine, but there are also a lot of people who are not bothered by my presence on Twitter or my presence on other social networks. So I focus on those people. I draw flame from a lot of people. I’m not sure why.”