Gina Carano Fired from The Mandalorian After Social Media Controversy


Well I think we all saw this coming, but after months of questionable and controversial social media posts, Gina Carano has officially been removed from her role as Cara Dune on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Over the past year she has thrown herself into the political maelstrom both by spreading anti-mask and voter fraud misinformation and also mocking the use of pronouns in a Twitter bio. One of her most recent tweets compared being a Republican in the current climate to being Jewish during the Holocaust. The tweet has since been deleted but it obviously crossed a line with many immediately calling for her to be fired. Disney and Lucasfilm have responded by doing exactly that. Here is the statement issued by a Lucasfilm spokesperson:

“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.”

It is unclear what this means for Cara Dune on The Mandalorian or within the Star Wars universe in general. For her part, Carano has always insisted that she should be free to share her views online, no matter how unpopular they may be. That being said, she had to know she was playing with fire here and she seemed to enjoy getting people riled up anyway. Carano did not have any other upcoming roles immediately planned but it seems likely that this will impact her acting career moving forward.

  • Deven Science

    That’s too bad, as her we actually liked her as Cara Dune in my house, because my wife loved the representation of a beefy woman in a role that needed such. Is it believable when a stick figure kicks a bunch of ass? Sometimes, when done well, but not usually.

    I understand the decision, though, and figured it was coming.

  • You can only poke a bear so many times until he bites your face off. Don’t these people have publicists who protect them from throwing away their careers like this?

  • Ben Bueno

    I see she’s ex-MMA so maybe she has some brain damage from that. Not defending her though, trivializing the Holocaust, especially when you have a big audience which I assume she has is bad news.

  • Beat_C

    good riddance. she’s a truly awful actress anyway.

  • 1138sw

    Good riddance I say. It’s one thing if you want to post actual ideological policies that can be discussed in a educated and rational manner, but her posts were both bizarre and deliberately inflammatory without any basis in reason or fact.

    She was told to stop and she didn’t. I may not like Disney for a lot of reasons but they were in the right for this one.

    Gina can spout all the nonsense she wants but in the end there are consequences and she paid the piper.

  • BidensCagedKids

    Considering this is the industry that once praised Harvey Weinstein and kept silent about his disgusting actions anyone is much better off.