- Gina Carano’s “The Mandalorian” action figure has been scrapped by toy makers.
- Carano was fired from the Disney Plus show last week after sharing controversial social media posts.
- In a deleted Instagram, Carano compared people with unpopular political views to Holocaust victims.
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The production of Gina Carano’s “Mandalorian” action figure has been scrapped following her firing from the popular Lucasfilm and Disney Plus spin-off series.
It was announced last week that Carano, who played the character of Cara Dune, had been fired from “The Mandalorian” after she shared social media posts that compared the treatment of Republicans in the United States to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Hasbro, the American toymakers behind “The Mandalorian” action figures, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that “due to recent events” they will no longer be producing her action figure.
The full statement read: “The Star Wars Black Cara Dune figure was released in 2020 and sold out not long after the inventory was received. Hasbro planned for another production run and we were accepting preorders from that production run. Due to recent events, Hasbro was no longer approved to produce any more of this figure.”
Carano, a former MMA fighter turned actor, has been involved in a string of controversies over the past few months that have centered around her presence on social media. The actor was accused of mocking trans people, and spreading COVID-19 misinformation and far-right conspiracy theories.
In the statement announcing that she would not return to the show, a Lucasfilm representative said Carano’s social media posts were “abhorrent and unacceptable”.
In response, many prominent conservatives quickly began to tweet out their support for Carano. Among them was Sen. Ted Cruz who tweeted: “She was instrumental in making ‘Star Wars’ fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.”
Less than 24 hours after her departure from the “Star Wars” spin-off was announced, Carano revealed that she would be partnering with Ben Shapiro’s conservative news website The Daily Wire to develop a new film project. According to Deadline, Carano will produce as well as star in the movie, which will be distributed exclusively on The Daily Wire.
In a statement given to Deadline, Carano said: “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams – to develop and produce my own film – come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered. I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”