Gina Carano, star of the Disney+ show The Mandalorian, has been fired by Lucasfilm, the show’s producers, following a series of offensive social media posts in which she compared the Holocaust to being a Republican, mocked COVID mask-wearing, and spewed QAnon conspiracy theories among other things. Back in September, she mocked transgender pronoun usage, and said her co-star Pedro Pascal, whose sister just came out as transgender, helped her understand why people were upset that she put the words “beep/bop/boop” in her bio where people regularly put their chosen pronouns.
Wrote Carano in the post: “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?”
USA Today reports: “In a statement, the company said it didn’t currently employ Carano, who played ex-Rebel soldier Cara Dune, and there were no plans for her to be in future episodes of ‘The Mandalorian.’ Lucasfilm simultaneously denounced Carano’s posts as denigrating people’s cultural and religious identities, calling them abhorrent and unacceptable.”