Yesterday, February 10, 2021, Gina Carano, most known for her role as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, was let go by Disney.
The actress had posted an anti-semitic image on her Instagram stories, where she compared being a Republican to being a Jew in the Holocaust. Carano later deleted the post.
did she just compare the holocaust to being a republican .. #FireGinaCarano pic.twitter.com/an3css7Kdr
— janet (@djarinculture) February 10, 2021
After the post, people took to Twitter to demand the removal of Gina Carana from the Disney Plus series, using the hashtag #FireGinaCarano.
After trending worldwide, Disney made an official statement.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm, and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the statement from Lucasfilm reads. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Later that same evening she was dropped from talent agency UTA.
Gina Carano’s firing does not only mean she was let go from The Mandalorian; she was supposed to star in her own spin-off based on Cara Dune. Disney and Lucasfilm had initially planned to reveal the show on Investor Day but did not.
This is not Carano’s first time drawing media attention for her actions online. Her co-star Pedro Pascal changed his Twitter display name to include his pronouns. The actress later changed hers to Gina Carano beep/bop/boop. Many felt that doing so showed that the actress was being insensitive to the trans community. Carano eventually apologized and removed the “pronouns.”
The Deadpool actress’s insensitive tweets caused Twitter users to create a game called “#GinaBlockedMe.” This “game” has people replying to Carano’s tweets and then seeing if she will block them- which usually happens very quickly.
Here’s the tweet that got me blocked by Gina Carano lol the manifesting worked eventually, I suppose https://t.co/DkciX03hns
— Evan Von Doom 🦖 (loves Jessica Cruz) (@EvanNotEven) February 11, 2021
this is a “gina has blocked me” thread😁 also i got that og layout block 😏 pic.twitter.com/aNpwfpONQj
— Kegs🌙 #1 bethany stan account (@EndorsLuke) February 11, 2021
my biggest flex is that gina carano blocked me because I asked her to
— luke 🦆 (@wiskeyfeathers) February 8, 2021
OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE GINA CARANO BLOCKED ME! I JUST DISCOVERED IT!! i feel special 🥺
— Mikas // shinzou wo sasageyo // (@thenovalorian) February 10, 2021
While some are playing the #GinaBlockedMe game, her supporters are starting their own hashtag, #CancelDisneyPlus.
I see #CancelDisneyPlus is trending over MMA fighter #GinaCarano of The Mandalorian fame being cancelled
But Disney collaborated with China’s genocidal security services in Xinjiang while filming Mulan, even thanking them in the credits!
So shouldn’t Disney cancel themselves? https://t.co/gRTB3bxA9s
— Maajid أبو عمّار (@MaajidNawaz) February 11, 2021
I stand with @ginacarano she is a wonderful person and an amazing actress #CancelDisneyPlus #CanceltheMandalorian https://t.co/iITQw0Iirj
— Darthcapone (@TISBIGGUSDICKUS) February 11, 2021
Done! #CancelDisneyPlus #GinaCarano pic.twitter.com/BNGzY9Opse
— Tim St.Cyr (@TimStCyr1) February 11, 2021
Gina Carano has yet to make any statement.
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