A few weeks ago, Gina Carano was fired from Lucasfilm. As a result, the actress will not be seen in the third season of The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm made that decision after a post on Instagram in which Carano said that being a Republican today is the same as being a Jew during the Holocaust. And now the actress responds to her dismissal for the first time.
Actress Gina Carano, who you may know as Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, was fired from Lucasfilm a while ago. That happened after she posted an inappropriate Instagram about the Holocaust. It has been quiet around the actress since her resignation, but now she has brought her side of the story in an interview with Ben Shapiro.
Dismissal at The Mandalorian
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Her social media posts belittling people based on their cultural and religious identities are repugnant and unacceptable.”
The reason for the dismissal was a bizarre post from Gina Carano on Instagram. In it she compared being a Republican now with being a Jew during the Holocaust. The actress quickly deleted that post, but screenshots were immediately shared on other social media. Shortly after, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending. And Lucasfilm heeded that hashtag. They are producers of everything related Star Wars and therefore also of the Disney + series The Mandalorian. In it, Gina Carano can be seen as former Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune since the middle of the first season. She is one of the favorite characters for many viewers.
Carano’s resignation was not entirely unexpected. Earlier, she was also discredited by controversial statements on social media. For example, she refused to express her support for Black Lives Matter in early 2020. In September she was criticized again for Beep / bop / boop in her Twitter bio when people asked for her pronouns to share. Later she came back to this and said that thanks to the explanation of Pedro Pascal, she joined her colleague The Mandalorian, the importance of pronouns saw.
The past months Carano also mocked wearing face masks in the fight against the corona virus. She also suggested on Twitter that massively during the US presidential election fraud has been teased.
“I was bullied by Disney”
In an interview for The Ben Shapiro Show Gina Carano speaks for the first time since her dismissal. She also quotes an old tweet from Pedro Pascal. In that tweet, sent in 2018, he compared undocumented children locked up in cages in the US to Jewish people in prison camps. He was not fired after that, which, according to Carano, is proof of double standards at Disney and Lucasfilm. “I know we’ve both gone too far in our tweets. We are not perfect. We are people. ”
According to Carano, Disney was looking at her with a magnifying glass. “I was in trouble because I didn’t go along with their train of thought,” he says. “I had already prepared myself to be fired at some point”. She is also not the only one targeted by Disney, according to her. “I am not the only one who has been bullied by this company and I know that. I can share a story that would turn the media upside down, but I can’t do that because I’d throw a colleague under the train. Everyone is afraid of losing their job. ”