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.