Mandalorian Star Fired

Gina Carano plays the character Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. The show can be streamed on Disney+.

Gina Carano plays the character Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. The show can be streamed on Disney+.

Natalie Genovese, Print staff

   Gina Carano played the character Cara Dune on the series The Mandalorian on Disney+. The Mandalorian is a fictional series in the Star Wars universe. This show is set after the fall of the Empire, but before the start of the First Order in the multiple movie series of Star Wars.

   Gina Carano made her first appearance on the show in “Chapter 4: Sanctuary.” Carano made about $25,000 to $50,000 per episode of The Mandalorian. She was also on track of getting her own spin-off show Rangers of the New Republic, which she would star in as Cara Dune. After two months of hearing the news of the show, it was cancelled. 

   Carano shared a post suggesting that being a Republican today was the same as being Jewish in the time just before the Holocaust took place. 

   Lucasfilm, a major entertainment company that made Star Wars and now all its spin-off shows, described Carano’s statement as unacceptable and as something that would not be tolerated.

   She shared offensive posts on social media comparing the current political state to Nazi Germany. Her post upset many fans and was not tolerated by her producers.

   After this post and cancellation of Carano’s new show, both Lucasfilm and UTA dropped her and she was fired off the set of The Mandalorian. UTA is a talent agency that represents artists in the entertainment industry.

   Lucasfilm says that they have no plan for Carano to be in any future of Star Wars spin offs.

   Not only did she compare the political state of today to the murder of six million Jewish people, she also included a post making fun of masks. She included a photo of someone wearing masks that covered their entire face and captioned it “Meanwhile in California.” 

   Later that night, she deleted her mask related post along with multiple others, but decided to keep a couple up on her social media. 

   In fall of 2020, Carano was also seen posting on social media mocking transgender people. A fan of hers requested to put her pronouns in her Twitter bio to show that she supported transgender people.

   She instead wrote “beep/bop/boop” which came off as mocking trans people. Her fans were not happy with this move. She later removed the words from her bio.

   Her character, Cara Dune’s, future remains unknown.