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#FireGinaCarano trends again after recent Instagram post

‘The Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano faced criticism again Wednesday for a social media post

Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” Season 2.
Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian” Season 2.
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“The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano faced social media backlash again Wednesday afternoon as the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended nationally after a recent social media post.

What happened

Carano had shared an Instagram photo post on her Instagram Story that explained Jewish people were attacked in the streets during the Nazi Germany era.

  • The photo included a quote, which suggested that the Nazi’s attack on Jews is similar to how people are treated today because of their political beliefs.
  • By Wednesday afternoon, the photo no longer appeared on Gina Carano’s Instagram Story. Screenshots of the message are still circulating on social media.

Context

Carano has faced backlash from the “Star Wars” community and those outside of it for her reactions to political news and her political beliefs, as I’ve written about for the Deseret News. In fact, fans created the #FireGinaCarano hashtag as a way to call on Disney to fire the actress from “The Mandalorian,” as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Social media reaction

Carano’s post immediately inspired social media to call for her to be fired from “The Mandalorian.” It’s unclear how many of these people watch “Star Wars” or “The Mandalorian.” Some of them definitely appeared to be “Star Wars” fans based on their profile photos and social media posts.