In an online battle simmering for quite some time, the cancel culture on Twitter got their wish.
Lucasfilm officially fired Gina Carano from any future involvement with Star Wars due to “abhorrent and unacceptable” social media posts.
For the past year, The Mandalorian star mixed with herself with controversial online political messages. With the vitriol of social media and politics, several anti-fans wanted her removed from the show and any promotional materials tied to the popular Disney+ series.
Finally, it was the last straw with Lucasfilm and Disney.
In an apparent Tik Tok post by Carano, she posted comparing the 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,” she wrote.
Also, earlier today, Carano’s Instagram story had a person wearing several masks covering the face and head with the caption “Meanwhile in California.” Other posts included a quote, “Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is fucking wild.” And another stated, “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself.”
In the past, she even mocked on social media over people using preferred pronouns of he/him or she/her in their signatures by changing her Twitter bio to “beep/bop/boop.”
Suddenly, cancel culture spun its wheels against the outspoken The Mandalorian star for her political and anti-mask views. The hashtag “#FireGinaCarano” instantaneously started trending with hundreds of Twitter users tagging Jon Favreau, Disney, Disney Plus, Star Wars, and Lucasfilm.
In a Lucasfilm released statement, it read, “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.”
Late last year, Lucasfilm announced Rangers of the New Republic, which is a spinoff of The Mandalorian. There were suggestions that Cara Dune (Carano), a former Rebel trooper, would be a character in that series. However, Lucasfilm did not announce a cast for that show at this time.
Her troubles didn’t end there.
Also, late Wednesday night, her agency UTA dropped her as a client.
The hashtag of #CancelDisneyPlus and #weloveginacarano tried to trend but was immediately countered with anti-Gina Carano Tweets.
In the past year, many celebrities are quickly “canceled” due to their public or private actions, including Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Shia LaBeouf. Now, Gina Carano can be added to that list.
Source: Deadline, Variety