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Gina Carano fired: 'The Mandalorian' star dubbed 'anti-Semitic' for likening Republicans to Holocaust victims

'Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,' a Lucasfilm spokesperson
UPDATED FEB 11, 2021
Gina Carano (Getty Images)
Gina Carano (Getty Images)

'The Mandalorian' actor Gina Carano will not be returning to the 'Star Wars' galaxy after she shared a slew of controversial posts on social media, one of which inferred that being a Republican in the United States today is like being a Jew during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement, according to Hollywood Reporter. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

Carano was under fire on social media on Wednesday, February 10, after sharing several controversial posts on her Instagram story, which have since been deleted. Carano, who plays Cara Dune on both seasons of the Disney plus series within the Star Wars universe, shared the posts on her story late on February 9, one of which compared today’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany.


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Carano tweeted: 'Democratic Government Leaders now recommends we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on'

Gina Carano attends the premiere of Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' at El Capitan Theatre on November 13, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. 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,” the post, which belonged to a different Instagram account and was reshared by the former MMA fighter, read.

Carano also posted memes that made fun of the mask mandate in California on the same day. She compared former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial to 'Groundhog Day' and also claimed that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself in a slew of controversial takes that have not been her first to garner mixed reviews on social media. 

But in what could be her most offensive post yet, Carano, on her Instagram story, reshared a photograph of a Jewish woman in her undergarments screaming while running away from men and young boys armed with clubs. The infamous image is from the Lviv pogroms during 1941, where Jewish men and women were massacred by their own neighbors in modern-day Ukraine, under the area's German influence. The picture accompanied the post that compared being a Republican in the United States to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

Actor Gina Carano of Lucasfilm's 'The Mandalorian'  (Getty Images)

One Twitter user rejoiced as the actor was fired and wrote, "when you hear that Gina Carano is fired from Star Wars."


Twitter was abuzz with calls to cancel the actor. "She's transphobic, anti-mask, alt-right who parrots QAn*n conspiracies, doesn't believe in systematic racism, and now shares anti-semitic images. @starwars @Disney #FireGinaCarano," a tweet read. "One day we get a beautiful story about Pedro Pascal and his goodness and support for inclusivity, and the next we’re reminded that Gina Carano has a lizard brain and should not be trusted around human beings. #FireGinaCarano," said another netizen.

Many people wanted her to be replaced and some suggested Lucy Lawless (who played the titular role in the famous 'Xena: Warrior Princess'). "Just #FireGinaCarano and replace her with Lucy Lawless on The Mandalorian. Have none of the characters comment about the change."

Another tweet mentioned the character Carano plays in 'The Mandalorian', saying "that moment when a transphobic, antisemitic, police bootlicker, covid denier and trump supporter plays a character who fought her whole life against oppression and tyranny. Lucasfilm should be ashamed. fire her. #FireGinaCarano."





"Forget the peace treaty can I borrow the dark saber #FireGinaCarano," read another. A troll brought up Carano's infamous blocking of people who support the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, "alright besties drop ur badges!! #FireGinaCarano," and adding a screenshot that says '@ginacarano blocked you'.

"All these calls to #FireGinaCarano and replace her as Cara Dune? First part of this is fine; second s completely unnecessary. It’s a huge galaxy. There is no need to ever see her again," said a Twitter user, while another quipped, "#FireGinaCarano let’s be real she is no one's favorite character anyway."