Gina Carano, star of Deadpool and the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, has been dropped by Disney and Lucasfilm following a series of offensive social media posts.
The former MMA fighter, who has also been dropped by United Talent Agency (UTA), made comparisons between modern-day political divisions and the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a spokesperson for the company said. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Carano first attracted controversy when she blocked accounts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter, after it was alleged that she was being ‘trolled’ on Twitter. In November, she appeared to mock people who choose to share their personal pronouns after she updated her Twitter bio with “beep/bop/boop.” She later deleted it.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending on Twitter following her most recent posts, with many of them trying to get Lucasfilm’s attention.
Playing a former rebel shocktrooper who ends up befriending the Mandalorian on Sorgan, Carano’s character ends up helping Mando and the local village fight against a cohort of raiders. At the end of the second season, she is part of the crew that helps Mando rescue the Child from the clutches of Moff Gideon.
The future of Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, and in the recently announced spin-off Rangers of the New Republic, is now uncertain. There is no word yet as to whether the character will be dropped or recast, although the spin-off seemed to be centred around a solo outing for Dune. However, a new cast for the show has not been announced, and it seems early enough in the day that Disney could simply opt to drop the show entirely if they decide not to continue with the character.