Gina Carano of ‘The Mandalorian’ let go by Lucasfilm for ‘abhorrent’ social media posts
Lucasfilm, the production company in charge of the “Star Wars” series, confirmed the decision in a statement shared with The Washington Post late Wednesday after Gizmodo first reported the news.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” the company said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The announcement to sever ties with Carano, who played Cara Dune on the critically acclaimed series, comes after widespread backlash this week to an Instagram post that featured the graphic photo of a Jewish woman being beaten in Nazi Germany.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their…