- Gina Carano, the MMA fighter turned actor, has been fired from “The Mandalorian.”
- In a social-media post, Carano compared people with unpopular political views to Holocaust victims.
- Lucasfilm said she had written “abhorrent and unacceptable” social-media posts.
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The MMA fighter turned actor Gina Carano has been fired from the hit Disney Plus show “The Mandalorian” and dropped by her agency UTA after seeming to liken Republicans to Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Variety reported.
“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.”
Carano, who played the former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune, attracted criticism for an Instagram comment she made Tuesday.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighboursâ€¦even by children,” Carano wrote in a now-deleted post on Instagram, adding, in quote marks: “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
On Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano made its way around social media, while others countered with #StandWithGinaCarano.
While the Holocaust comparison did not directly mention Republicans, Carano has previously expressed views shared by those on the far right. Some of her social-media posts had similarly prompted sections of the internet to rally for Carano to be fired.
In January, Carano asked her fans on Twitter to join her on Parler, a platform advertising itself as the conservative alternative to Twitter and a “free speech” platform.
In a January 3 interview with the YouTuber DRUNK3PO, she said: “If my presence bothers you, OK, but also a lot of people are not bothered by my Twitter presence or my social-media presence. So I focus more on those people. I bring the fire out in people. I’m not sure why.”
Insider could not immediately reach Carano for comment.