Lucasfilm has announced that Gina Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast, after she shared a post on social media that compared being a Republican today to the experience of Jewish people during the Holocaust.
A spokesperson at the production company said in a statement on Wednesday (10 February) that Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm with “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," the statement read.
Carano, a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, fell under heavy criticism after she posted that “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbours... even by children... Because history is edited, most people today don’t realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The Independent has contacted Carano's representatives for comment.
Carano, who played the recurring character Cara Dune on the Star Wars series, deleted the post but it was widely shared online and spurred the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to trend.
Her character appeared in several episodes of the second season of The Mandalorian, a series about a bounty hunter and his quest to unite a powerful, young user of the Force with a Jedi Knight.
Dune, who in the second season is a lawperson on a frontier planet, frequently teams up with the title character to fight an old nemesis: remnants of the evil Galactic Empire.
Carano, a former mixed martial artist whose Dune character used a mix of heavy weapons and her fists to best opponents, had previously been criticised for social media posts that mocked mask wearing during the pandemic and voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop" in her social media bio.
Additional reporting by AP