Disney fires former Las Vegas MMA fighter, ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano, by way of an Instagram put up
Former MMA star actress Gina Carano won’t be returning to The Mandalorian after sharing a social media post comparing her conservatively to Jewish during the Holocaust in today’s political climate.
The 38-year-old, who grew up in Las Vegas and attended Trinity Christian and UNLV, was also dismissed from her agency, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A statement from the production company behind the Disney + series shows that it is unlikely to be part of any of their future projects.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesman said in a statement. “Still, their social media posts that vilify people because of their cultural and religious identity are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano has often been criticized for sharing conspiracy theories on social media. That mood grew after a series of posts on Wednesday morning with the hashtag #FireGinaCarano posted on Twitter throughout the day.
The former Strikeforce women’s title challenger has often piqued emotions by posting disinformation about COVID-19 and election fraud but avoided action from her employer until Wednesday.
“Jews were not beaten on the street by Nazi soldiers, but by their neighbors … even by children,” it says in her Instagram post. “Because the story is being worked on, most people today don’t know that the government made their own neighbors simply hate them for being Jews, to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily bring thousands of Jews together. How is that different from hating someone for their political views? “
Carano, whose father is former UNLV and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Glenn Carano, rose to fame as a fighter and remained undefeated until a badass defeat to Cris “Cyborg” Justino in a Strikeforce women’s title bout in 2009, largely as a contribution to popularization applies to female fights.
After this fight, she left the sport to become an actress. Her big break starred in the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film “Haywire”.
Carano was also seen in the 2016 film Deadpool.
Carano has not publicly commented on the matter.
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