Gina Carano will no longer be apart of the hit series “The Mandalorian” after posting about the Holocaust on her Instagram story on Tuesday.
Carano’s Instagram story, which originated on a different Instagram account, compared political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” Carano wrote on Instagram. “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 has since been removed, but it did not sit well with the plenty of people that saw it. A hashtag #FireGinaCarano began circulating on Twitter in response to her post. As a result of the backlash, Lucasfilm has fired Carano.
“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 to Variety. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Controversial post have been a common trend for Carano as of late. She has been outspoken against the coronavirus pandemic, transgenderism and the death of Jeffrey Epstein. Her post have caused some uproar in the past, but never reached the point of her being fired.
Carano played the role of Cara Dune in the Disney+ series. According to Variety, Lucasfilm had announced in December that they were creating a spinoff of “The Mandalorian” called “Rangers of the New Republic.” The new show seemed to suggest a path for her character.
Prior to acting, the 38-year-old competed in mixed martial. She last appeared in 2009 when she lost to Cris Cyborg for the inaugural Strikeforce featherweight championship.