Gina Carano has been dropped by talent agency UTA and Lucasfilm, following a slew of offensive posts that ignited huge unrest on social media.
The outspoken Republican in one of her deleted posts likened contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. She wrote, ”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.”
The aftermath of her post invented the Twitter hashtag #FireGinaCarano, which gone a long way to warrant a sack order from LucasFilm.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano was a star in the Lucasfilm production ‘The Mandalorian’, which premiered on Disney + in 2019. The show was among the best-selling works on the streaming platform that helped boost its subscription numbers.
Prior to her latest social media scandal, Carano’s past statements were regarded controversial by users including a November 2020 post, which mocked the wearing of nose mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source from Lucasfilm confirms the production company was in an early stage of attaching Carano to her own Disney + series, but eliminated the idea after her mask wearing mockery.
Carano has starred in several hit projects in Hollywood such as ‘Deadpool’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’, ‘Haywire’ ‘In the Blood’ among others.