Actress and former MMA star Gina Carano has been dropped from Disney’s popular “The Mandalorian” series over her social media posts.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson told The Wrap “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Per THR “on Wednesday, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano was trending following an Instagram post from the outspoken conservative actor and former mixed martial artist that was met with severe backlash.”
Carano tweeted November 5th “We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today.”
The report adds “according to sources, Lucasfilm planned to unveil Carano as the star of her own Disney+ series during a December investor’s day presentation but scrapped those plans following her November tweets. Multiple Mandalorian spinoffs are in the works from executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, including Rangers of the New Republic, which could have potentially starred Carano.”