A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement to i09 that Carano has been let go from Lucasfilm.
- “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.”
The announcement came hours after hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended nationally because of one of Carano’s recent social media posts, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
- Earlier Wednesday, Carano shared an Instagram photo post on her Instagram story, which commented on Jewish people being attacked in the streets during the Nazi Germany era.
- The photo suggested that the Nazi’s attack on Jews is similar to how people are treated today because of their political beliefs, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- The photo was deleted from Gina Carano’s Instagram story. Screenshots of the message are still circulating on social media.
Carano has been the subject of social media backlash for months. She had been criticized after sharing her reactions to political news and her political beliefs, as I’ve written about for the Deseret News. Fans created the #FireGinaCarano hashtag to call on Disney to fire the actress from “The Mandalorian” back in the fall because of her tweets, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.