Gina Carano Learnt About Getting Fired From The Mandalorian Through Social Media

In a bombshell announcement last week, Lucasfilm revealed that they were firing Gina Carano from her role of Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. To add salt to her wound, the studio also revealed that they didn’t have any future plans regarding her in the Star Wars franchise. But perhaps the worse part of this entire debacle for Carano was that she came to know about her firing just how the rest of the world did- from social media.

Gina Carano Came To Know About Her Unemployment From Social Media

Gina Carano, ex-MMA (mixed martial-artist) and a fitness model played Cara Dune in the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. She recently revealed that she wasn’t contacted by the producing studio, Lucasfilm when they terminated her employment. Instead, she came to know about it from social media.

She said in an interview that: “I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired.”

The Reason Behind Gina Carano’s Firing

Lucasfilm fired Carano for her multiple month long right-wing social media posts targeting minorities. In its statement, the company said:

“No plans for her to be in the future. Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Soon after her firing by Lucasfilm, her agency dropped her too. All this happened after Twitter users began trending “#FireGinaCarano.” But cancel culture was not the reason behind her firing. In her latest posts, she had equated the current condition of Republicans with that of Jews in Nazi Germany.

But that’s not all. In a previous incident, she had mocked the trans community for their use of pronouns by adding ‘beep/bop/boop’ in the Twitter bio. All these incidents clearly piled up and led to her firing.

Carano Continued Her Posts Even After Repeated Warnings

There were plenty of right-wing cast members in the myriad Star Wars shows Lucasfilm has produced over the years. But there have been no firings of this severity until now. This is probably because cast members headed the warnings from the studio before posting controversial views. But Carano didn’t.

It is being said that Carano was also repeatedly warned by Lucasfilm to be careful about her posts, likes, and shares. In an interview, Carano said that last year after the Twitter bio debacle, the studio had asked her to post an apology statement that was written by their publicity team. However, the actor declined to post that apology in those exact words and instead wanted to use her own wording. She said:

“I made 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.”

She mentioned in the interview that Lucasfilm didn’t contact her anymore for any further apologies after this. In fact, they didn’t even contact her to let her know that her contract has been terminated. But production on The Mandalorian isn’t stopping for that. Season 3 of The Mandalorian will begin shooting in April 2021 with star Pedro Pascal.