The production company behind Disney+’s wildly popular Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian has severed ties with Gina Carano following the actor’s latest controversial social media posts. Carano, who played Cara Dune in the series’ first two seasons, shared a post to TikTok likening the treatment of political conservatives to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
Lucasfilm released a statement on Wednesday night regarding Carano’s removal from the show. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the statement reads. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
‘The Mandalorian’ Actress Gina Carano & Agency UTA Part Ways In Wake Of Social Media Controversy https://t.co/kLXHkHytHm
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 11, 2021
This is hardly Carano’s first bout with social media controversy. The 38-year-old former women’s MMA pioneer previously shared posts on debunked voter fraud claims and mask wearing, and mocked those using preferred pronouns by including “beep/bop/boop” in her Twitter bio.
Carano was a competitive fighter in Strikeforce and EliteXC before transitioning to acting roles, including turns in films such as Deadpool, Fast & Furious 6, and Haywire.