By: Lindsay Gorman
Giana Carano, who played Cara Dune on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian,” was fired by LucasFilms in early February due to her controversial social media posts.
Carano came under fire after she posted an image of Nazi Germany on her Instagram story with the caption: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors..even by children. Because history is edited, most people today didn’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the governement first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
Carano is known for speaking her mind on social media, but this post was the last straw for the company. LucasFilms stated that “her social media posts [were] denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities,” which they called “abhorrent and unacceptable.” Fans have called for her firing since September of 2020, after she put the words “boop/bob/beep” in her twitter bio, which many found especially offensive towards the transgender community. She removed the words after her co-star, Pedro Pascal, informed her of why people have included their pronouns in their social media bios. However, there are still several controversial posts left on her social media that include being anti-mask sentiments and claims that “Jeffery Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
A LucasFilms spokesman reported, “Gina Carano is not currently employed by LucasFilms and there are no plans for her in the future.” Some fans have started a petition calling for a mea culpa from the company that has nearly 73,000 signatures.
Carano has avoided an apology for her offensive posts and instead harped on “cancel culture”. She has announced a new project with Ben Shapiro from Daily Wire, a conservative media company. Details are still under wrap, but the Daily Wire plans to have Carano develop, produce and star in an upcoming film. “The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams – to develop and produce my own film – come true.” Carano told the Daily Wire “they can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”