THE Mandalorian star Gina Carano was fired from the show.
The news comes after she faced backlash for comparing US politics to Nazi Germany.
Gina was fired from The Mandalorian on Wednesday
The decision comes after she shared a controversial post on Instagram
A spokesperson for Lucasfilm confirmed that Gina will not return to the show, stating: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
The statement continued: “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Gina portrayed the recurring role of Rebel Alliance soldier Cara Dune for the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.
Earlier on Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending on social media after the outspoken conservative actress and former mixed martial artist shared an Instagram post that was met with extreme backlash.
The actress compared US politics to Nazi Germany
Fans begged for Gina to be fired following the controversial post
The post has since been deleted, though screenshots were taken and have been widely shared by social media users who demanded she be fired from the popular Disney+ show.
Gina reshared a post that compared modern American politics to Nazi Germany, while she claimed that having different political views in 2021 was similar to being Jewish during the Holocaust.
According to Variety, the since deleted post said: “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.”
The 38-year-old actress is no stranger to controversy, as she was previously slammed after mocking mask wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She portrayed fan favorite character Cara on the popular series
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