MMA fighter turned Hollywood star Gina Carano definitely made a lot of "enemies" last year following her controversial posts on her social media platform. We've covered the issues surrounding her for months now and over the last couple of weeks, Carano seemed to have toned down her negative posts probably to avoid more controversy.
But it looks like this time around, the Cara Dune actress has gone a little too far which has led to Lucasfilm finally stepping in amid the issue. In a shocking turn of events, Carano has officially been fired from the Star Wars franchise which of course means that the actress won't take part in the third season of The Mandalorian, the show that pretty much made her an overnight sensation.
Carano's recent Instagram story updated was reportedly the main reason why the company decided to officially remove her from the franchise. In the said post, Carano compares being a Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust which of course angered a lot of her followers.
Lucasfilm confirmed the firing via an official statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). One of their spokespersons said: "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."
As it stands, we still don't know what happens to the Cara Dune character but I'm fully convinced that a recast is on its way. Carano has yet to address her firing from The Mandalorian.
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