Lucasfilm fired Gina Carano on Wednesday night after the “Mandalorian” star shared several social media posts.
Carano’s character, Cara Dune, was one of the main characters on the award-winning Disney+ show. And it was assumed, though never confirmed, that she might play a role in the upcoming Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic show. That, apparently, is not happening anymore. Even if it was.
Carano shared the posts on her story late Tuesday night. One of the posts she shared compared today’s divided political climate to Nazi Germany.
“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 How is that any different from hating someone for their political views,” the post, which was originally made on a different Instagram account, read.
Another photo on Carano’s story featured a person with several cloth masks covering their entire face and head. The caption said “Meanwhile in California.”
Both posts were removed from Carano’s Instagram story Wednesday afternoon. Other posts, including a quote saying “Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is f*cking wild” and one saying “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself,” remained.
Many people on Twitter began using the hashtag #FireGinaCarano, tagging accounts for Disney, Disney Plus, “Star Wars” and Lucasfilm and requesting that Carano be dropped from “The Mandalorian.”
A Lucasfilm spokesperson said the following: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano has courted social media controversy before, previously sharing her personal beliefs about mask wearing and voter fraud. One of Carano’s past tweets read: “We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today. Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system.”
In September 2020, Carano was harassed by Twitter users for not having her “preferred pronouns” in her bio, saying that the lack of pronouns showed no support for the “trans community”. Examples of pronouns would be “she/her/hers” or “they/them/theirs”. Social media users used this opportunity in an attempt to label Carano “transphobic”.
Carano decided to add the words “boop/bob/beep” to her Twitter bio instead of actual pronouns. Presumably, it was a reference to the droids from the Star Wars universe.
She later removed the words after she said she spoke to her “Mandalorian” co-star Pedro Pascal. “He helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios. I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to. I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & [support] freedom to choose,” she wrote at the time.
The hashtag “CancelDisneyPlus” is now trending on Twitter, with many on the platform standing up for Carano.
Carano being fired is another example of the “cancel-culture” running rampant in our society today. No longer are people able to express what they think or believe without running risk of being fired, cancelled and boycotted. Free speech no longer exists. It only exists if you voice opinions and beliefs that the leftist companies align with. Despite saying nothing violent or illegal, Carano being fired by Disney for sharing her personal views on her personal page proves how censorship is taking over.