This was not the way, Gina. Mandalorian actress Gina Carano is finally facing consequences for her controversial social media posts. Carano played the bounty hunter Cara Dune, on the first two seasons of the show. Lucasfilm released a statement, with a spokesperson stating:
“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.”
What did the the actress actually do? Oh how about sharing a TikTok post 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?”
Another photo on Carano’s Instagram story had a person with several masks covering their face and head with the caption “Meanwhile in California.”
Both posts were scrubbed from her Instagram, however, others picked it up
Other posts, included a quote saying “Expecting everyone you encounter to agree with every belief or view you hold is f**king wild” and one saying “Jeff Epstein didn’t kill himself,” remained.
Carano and her supporters attempted to get the hashtag #weloveginacarano to trend, but to little effect.
Shortly after Lucasfilm made their announcement, Carano’s Agency UTA also announced they were cutting ties with the actress.
Carano has previously stirred up the dust on social media with comments about mask wearing and voter fraud. In November 2020, she made fun of those using preferred pronouns on social media by listing “beep/bop/boop” in her Twitter bio.
The action came off as transphobic. She later walked that back, saying that Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal. “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 & freedom to choose.”
The Daily Beast reported that Carano was dropped by her publicists at ID in the fall of 2020.
Carano rose to fame as an MMA fighter competing in Strikeforce and EliteXC. She retired from MMA competition and shifted into acting, one of her earliest gigs was the 2011 Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire. She went on to star in Fast & Furious 6 and played Angel Dust in Deadpool.
This was not the way, Gina.
Joia DaVida reports on the entertainment industry in both Chicago and Los Angeles.