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Cara Dune no more! Mandalorian Star Gina Carano is fired!

After social media posts, the actress Gina Carano will no longer be part of “The Mandalorian” the Disney+ acclaimed series

By Ingrid Mateos

- February 11 , 2021 - 09:53 hs
Gina Carano

Gina Carano (AP)

And it is ironic, isn't it? “The Mandalorian” shows us various stories where excluded characters make appearances, making Cara Dune one of the favorite characters because of her strength, force, and thirst for justice. However, it appears that the actress does not reflect the same on her personal life. The actress will no longer be part of “Star Wars” How the scandal started? Well, on Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending because of an Instagram post of the actress. Later on, the post was deleted but, obviously, screenshots were widely shared.

Gina Carano played former rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune on “The Mandalorian”. The series from Disney+ aired in November 2019 and since then has been a total success gaining praisings everywhere.

However, after all of this, LucasFilm posted a statement Wednesday night “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Multiple Mandalorian spinoffs are in the works from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni and rumors said that Cara Dune was set to star her own show, but after all, we can say bye-bye to this.

This is not the first time the actress is involved in such kind of scandals due to her statements. Last November she mocked mask users because of the Coronavirus pandemic and in another she said she believed fraud was in order during the presidential election. The ex-MMA fighter, who is also a Donald Trump supporter, also shared a post on Instagram where she compared being a Republican today to the experience of Jewish people during the Holocaust. “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," I mean, how can you not expect some backlash after this?

On top of everything she also made fun of the Trans community with transphobic comments. She later kind of apologized, stating that her friend, The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal helped her to understand more about this “He helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios (pronouns). I didn’t know before but I do now. 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.” Now Twitter has both hashtags “#FireGinaCarano and #CancelDisneyPlus where people are fighting over who is right and who is wrong.

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