Lucasfilm, UTA Drop ‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Following Offensive Social Media Posts

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'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano learned she was fired via social media
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Feb 17, 2021 • 13 hours ago • 1 minute read
Gina Carano arrives for Disney+ World Premiere of "The Mandalorian" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 13, 2019. Photo by NICK AGRO /AFP via Getty Images
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Fired The Mandalorian star Gina Carano found out she had been dismissed by Lucasfilm bosses via social media.

The film chiefs revealed the former stuntwoman was “no longer an employee” after she came under fire for comparing being conservative in America to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, and she reveals executives didn’t even contact her to tell her she was gone.

In a new interview with journalist Bari Weiss, she explains she found out she was no longer attached to the hit Disney+ series “through social media, like everyone else.”

Carano also told the former New York Times writer Disney bosses previously barred her from doing any press for The Mandalorian’s second season following her ill-advised mockery of pronoun usage.

“Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words,” Gina says. “I made (it) clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.”
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She finally caved in to Disney pressure, stating: “I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said, ‘OK’. That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm.”

Carano has since removed the Instagram post, in which she compared conservatives and persecuted Jews during the Second World War.

Disney and Lucasfilm bosses released a joint statement last week, which read: “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.”
 

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Gina Carano hits out at Disney+ and Lucasfilm bosses for 'bullying'
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Publishing date:Feb 22, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read

Gina Carano arrives for Disney+ World Premiere of "The Mandalorian" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 13, 2019. PHOTO BY NICK AGRO /AFP via Getty Images
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Actress Gina Carano has accused bosses at Disney+ and Lucasfilm of bullying their talent after she was fired from The Mandalorian for her controversial political views.

The former mixed martial arts star was dropped from the Star Wars spin-off series earlier this month after comparing being conservative in America to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.


She recently claimed she found out she no longer had a job “through social media, like everyone else,” and now Carano has criticized platform officials for their alleged treatment of staff members.

“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,” Carano told conservative news commentator Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire.

“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…,” she added. “Everyone is afraid of losing their job.”

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Carano claims she was “prepared at any point to be let go” because she already felt like she was being “head-hunted” for her outspoken nature, insisting her firing was “only a matter of time.”

“They’re making it very obvious through their employees who were coming for me, and so I was like, ‘I’m going to go down swinging and I’m going to stay true to myself,’” the defiant actress shared.

Carano also used her first TV interview since her firing to address the social media post which landed her in trouble, making it clear she was actually “so inspired by the gentle spirit of the Jewish people going through” the Holocaust, and only shared the viral post in an effort to “bring people together,” and highlight how destructive it can be to society with “people tearing each other apart.”

And although she has no intention of apologizing for her actions, Carano admits dealing with the backlash has been “one of the hardest things” she has ever faced.

“I do want people to know that this has not been easy,” she said. “I’m a human being, I have so much to learn and grow, and I am. I am deeply understanding, it’s like the curtains got pulled and I’m seeing so much.”

“My body is still shaking,” she added. “It’s devastating, but the thought of this happening to anybody else, especially to somebody who could not handle this the way I can, no, they (Disney+ and Lucasfilm bosses) don’t get to do that. They don’t get to make people feel like that.”

Company officials have yet to respond to Carano’s latest comments, which emerge shortly after revealing she was moving on from The Mandalorian drama by setting up her own film with Shapiro’s production company.