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How Gina Carano learned about her ‘Star Wars’ exit

Gina Carano said she learned about her ‘Mandalorian’ exit through the internet

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Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano).

Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian.” Carano will no long appear on “The Mandalorian,” according to a new report from Gizmodo.

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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano recently revealed how she learned about her exit from “Star Wars.”

What happened

Carano and Lucasfilm recently cut ties after social media posts from Carano, who formerly played Cara Dune, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “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,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement, according to io9.

Carano had shared an Instagram photo post on her Instagram story that compared Jewish people attacked during the Nazi Germany era to how people are treated in modern times due to their political beliefs, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

How she found out

Carano recently told Bari Weiss, former op-ed editor and writer for The New York Times, that she learned about her exit from Lucasfilm through social media.

  • “I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired,” she said.

Carano defended her decision as well in the same interview, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “The image for me was a statement that people need to stand together and rise up, stop being so manipulated by the powers that believe they know what’s best for you and play games with our lives,” she wrote. “My heart has only ever had ultimate respect and love for the Jewish community.”

What’s next?

Gina Carano will soon link up with Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire for a new movie, which Carano will reportedly write, direct and star in, as I wrote for the Deseret News.