Gina Carano has dropped a ton of knowledge on us today. I could make 2-3 more videos on the topic, but wow…
Carano, the 38-year-old actress who played Cara Dune in the first two seasons of the streaming hit series on Disney+, was fired last week after igniting an uproar on social media over an Instagram post invoking the Holocaust.
The conservative actress and former MMA fighter was fired by Disney after she posted on Instagram Stories that ‘Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children.’
The post continued: ‘Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews.
‘How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’
A spokesperson for Lucasfilm said in a statement that Carano was no longer employed by the production company with ‘no plans for her to be in the future.’
‘Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,’ the statement read.
Carano deleted the post, but it was screenshot and shared on Twitter, where it went viral, prompting a campaign calling on Disney to fire her.
Talent agency UTA has also dropped Carano as a client following the controversy, according to Variety.
Also Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that toy manufacturer Hasbro has halted production of her Cara Dune action figure.
Carano’s firing also sparked outrage – this time from conservatives who claim that mainstream media companies like Disney were not allowing its stars to air views that ran contrary to liberal thinking.
Many of Carano’s supporters online pointed out that her co-star on The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, once used his social media account to compare ICE detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.
Cancel Disney+ began to trend on Twitter shortly after Carano’s firing with many pointing to Pascal’s comments as evidence of the company’s hypocrisy when dealing with conservative stars.
Days after her firing, she confirmed her plan to star in a new film in collaboration with The Daily Wire, the right-leaning news and opinion website founded by Shapiro.
Carano told Shapiro that she felt she was being ‘head-hunted’ by executives at Disney and Lucasfilm.
‘Just a couple of weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist that they employ to erase my character and put a different character in place, and he proudly announces this on Twitter, and erases my character and puts another character in place,’ she said.