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UPDATED: Gina Carano Is No Longer Working on 'The Mandalorian'

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | February 10, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | February 10, 2021 |


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Updated — According to a statement from Lucasfilm obtained by I09, Carano is no longer involved with The Mandalorian or ay other Star Wars project:

“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.”

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Previously

Gina Carano has not exactly endeared herself to fans of Disney+’s The Mandalorian after revealing herself to be a far-right, transphobic conspiracy theorist who believes that COVID is a political hoax.

Still, Disney+ has not fired her from The Mandalorian, likely out of concern that they’d play into conservatives’ cancel-culture fears and elicit a Republican backlash. On the other hand, on the day after Carano’s co-star Pedro Pascal came out in support of his trans sister, how can Disney continue to employ Carano? At what point will they finally draw the line?

Is it comparing Jews during the Holocaust to MAGA supporters? Because it should be comparing Jews during the Holocaust to MAGA supporters.

It really feels like Carano is challenging Disney+ to fire her, or that she knows that it’s already in the making and wants to launch as many heinous opinions as possible before she’s reduced to co-starring in straight-to-Redbox Kevin Sorbo films.

Honestly, Jon Favreau: How can you continue to look the other way as this continues? It’s time. It’s well past time. And if she feels comfortable enough to make this comparison, it’s obviously not going to stop.

Fire her. Replace her with Lucy Lawless. Or Sasha Banks. Or a poop emoji. It doesn’t matter. These aren’t differences of political opinion. This is drawing comparisons between people who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to violently overthrow an election to six million people who were victims of genocide. How does that, in any way, square with the Disney brand?

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