- Last September, Carano was accused of transphobia after appearing to mock gender pronouns.
- The actress said LucasFilm subsequently excluded her from doing press for “The Mandalorian.”
- She added she found out through social media that she had been fired from the show.
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Gina Carano is speaking out about being fired from the popular Disney Plus series “The Mandalorian” due to controversial social media posts.
On Monday, the actress and former MMA star spoke to former New York Times op-ed staffer Bari Weiss for her substack newsletter. Carano claimed she was excluded from doing season 2 press of the show because she refused to issue a statement Lucasfilm gave her apologizing for a row over gender pronouns back in September.
At the time, there was outrage over Carano putting in her Twitter bio “beep/bop/boop” in place of people writing pronouns such as “she/her/hers.”
“They wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage,” Carano told Weiss. “I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.”
In a tweet sent out on September 13, Carano said it had “zero to do with mocking trans people.”
-Gina Carano ???? (@ginacarano) September 14, 2020
She also noted, in a now-deleted tweet, that she had a conversation with her “The Mandalorian” costar, Pedro Pascal, whose sister recently came out as a trans woman.
“I didn’t know before but I do now,” she tweeted. “I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & freedom to choose.”
However, according to Carano not using the Lucasfilm statement led to her not being allowed to do press for season 2 of the show.
“That was heartbreaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said ok,” Carano said of not doing press for the show. “That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm.”
Carano also told Weiss how she learned she was no longer on the show.
“I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired,” she said.
Insider contacted Lucasfilm for comment but did not get an immediate response.
Carano, who played former Rebel shock trooper Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian,” was fired from the show last week after comparing people with unpopular political views to Holocaust victims in a social media post.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm representative said in a statement reported by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. “Nevertheless, her social-media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”