Mandalorian star Gina Carano is axed from series for Instagram post for comparing Jews murdered by Nazis to “hating someone for their political views

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Actress Gina Carano has lost her role in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The former MMA fighter is not new to conspiracy theories and has posted rightwing and controversial information from a lot time. But her latest social media post outraged too many for her remain a part of Lucasfilm.

On Wednesday, the media house announced that the 38-year old Gina Carano was no longer on the Mandalorian cast. They said that they had no plans to hire her in the future and also added that they found her social media posts “abhorrent and unacceptable.”

She played a powerful recurring character named Cara Dune and had appeared in two seasons of the series. The role that this mixed martial artist played was that of a warrior-mercenary on a frontier planet. She frequently teamed up with the Mandalorian to deal with an old nemesis and the remnants of the evil Galactic Empire

 

 

She said that the U.S. political climate was similar to the murder of Jews by the Nazis in Germany. She even questioned how it was different from hating someone for their political views.

Although she deleted the post it was shared to many and led to a trend with the hash tag #FireGinaCarano. Her firing was cheered by some and one mentioned Disney as well saying “you reflect poorly on your employer and they want nothing to do with you.”

It also led to another one which said #CancelDisneyPlus. Fox news contributor Mollie Hemingway and other right wing sympathizers also supported her.

Some of her other controversial or conspiracy laden posts include

• Anti-mask tweets and images
• Support for Trump’s claims on voter fraud
• Mocking trans people
• Blocking accounts that support Black Lives Matter protests on Twitter
• Encouraging conspiracy theories including one that pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was murdered

She had once said, “I bring the fire out in people. I’m not sure why.”


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