Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian” compared Jew history to US politics
A spokesperson from Lucasfilm shared that the company doesn’t intend to employ Gina Carano in the future, adding that her posts were ‘‘abhorrent and unacceptable’’ and belittling to people ‘‘based on their cultural and religious identities.’’
Gina is always vocal and this, therefore, isn’t her first fuck up when it comes to social media. Back in 2020, the actress shared a meme that sounded: ‘‘Democratic government leaders now recommend we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s going.’’ People weren’t pleased about a celebrity making fun of the importance of masks during the Coronavirus, and she faced a lot of hate. Furthermore, Miss Carano wrote a tweet after Joe Biden won the 2020 Presidential race claiming that: ‘‘We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today. Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud.
Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system.’’ When you agree with Donald Trump it’s expected that you’ll take some heat, especially when there was no proof that the votes have been messed with. Unfortunately, there are more of Gina’s mistakes. She didn’t shy away from mocking transgenders when she listed ‘‘beep/bop/boop’’ in her Twitter bio, nevertheless, she did later explain that trans people had nothing to do with that. Who knows?
The internet army got triggered by all of this and especially by the Jew comment comparing the Holocaust to American politics as the cherry on top. The hashtag #FireGinaCarano even started trending and many felt that it was only fair to let go of the actress as a part of “The Mandalorian” cast. Gina did indeed get fired and isn’t involved in the series anymore.
A Lucasfilm representative stated that the former MMA fighter wasn’t employed by the company as of now 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.’’
Gina’s Jew-related post was a lot to handle: ‘‘Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’’ It’s obvious why the tweet triggered so many people. “The face of women’s MMA” has then deleted the post, but the damage was already done because people had already made it public.
Carano portrayed the character of Cara Dune in “The Mandalorian” (a “Star Wars”-based series following a bounty hunter in his journey of uniting a powerful, young user of the Force with a Jedi). We could see Cara in a couple of episodes of Season 2, where she teams up with the main hero to fight remnants of the Galactic Empire.
Gina will also give more details about the whole situation for the first time in a sit-down interview with Ben Shapiro. She mentions: “I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been taking place, and I saw it before. I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply. I could share a story which would turn things around in the media but I can’t because it would sell out a friend…Everyone is afraid of losing their job.’’ She adds “I feel like Disney or Lucasfilm or whoever it is, just certain people at that company…I feel like I’ve been being head-hunted (…) and you can feel it.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Lucasfilm asked an artist that they employ to erase my character and put a different character in place, and he proudly announces this on Twitter, and erases my character, and puts another character in place. All the fans of Cara Dune were just outraged. They were like “Why didn’t you add the character? Why did you have to take off the character? Is there something wrong? Is Gina getting fired?’’ When talking about people from the company the actress claims that ‘‘They accidentally sent me an email, which was very enlightening, so I knew. 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.”
Pretty soon after the whole fiasco surrounding the controversial tweet, Carano announced her upcoming movie project for Ben Shapiro’s “Daily Wire”. Even though it’s easy to judge the actress, it must be hard to be facing that much criticism. We’ll see what the future holds for her and her career.