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Gina Carano says Disney sent her an email about #FireGinaCarano

The former ‘Mandalorian’ star said Disney had #FireGinaCarano on its radar

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Gina Carano at the premiere of “The Mandalorian.”

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Gina Carano attends the LA premiere of “The Mandalorian” at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Former “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano recently explained in a new interview that Disney accidentally sent her an email about the #FireGinaCarano movement.

What’s going on?

Carano was in a recent interview with The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro on “The Ben Shapiro Show” to talk about her “Star Wars” exit.

She said Disney accidentally sent her an email that indicated they were following the social media movement #FireGinaCarano, a hashtag that had been used by fans to call for Carano’s exit, according to Yahoo! News.

  • “They accidentally sent me an email, which was very enlightening, so I knew,” she said. “I knew they were paying attention. I know there were some people who went to bat for me, but I know that they didn’t win out at the end.”
  • “They’ve been all over me, and they’ve been watching me like a hawk. And I’m watching other people on the same production, and they can say everything they want, and that’s where I had a problem. I had a problem because I wasn’t going along with the narrative.”

Context

Carano — who starred on “The Mandalorian” as Republic marshal Cara Dune — was let go from Lucasfilm and Disney after she posted social media posts that referenced Nazi Germany and Jewish people, as I wrote 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 told iO9.

Flashback

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm and Disney had been looking to fire Carano for some time. The most recent social media posts became the fuel that led to her exit, though.

  • An unnamed source told The Hollywood Reporter: “They have been looking for a reason to fire her for two months, and today was the final straw.”