The Mandalorian's Gina Carano Faces Backlash Over Social Media Posts, Again
The actress who plays Cara Dune on the popular Disney+ series is facing criticism over comparing political disagreements to Nazi Germany.
Actress Gina Carano is facing a backlash on social media over recent posts, including one that compared modern-day political disagreements to Nazi Germany. [Update: Gina Carano will no longer be part of Star Wars.]
Variety reports that the star stirred controversy on social media by sharing an Instagram post, suggesting that hating someone for their political views is akin to Germans hating Jewish citizens in 1930s Germany. The post had originally appeared on another account, but Carano's sharing of it sparked controversy.
"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children," the post read. "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."
Another recent post seemed to make light of masking in light of coronavirus regulations. Both of those were removed. Others that share controversial or conspiratorial views have remained, including one that simply says, "Jeff Epstein didn't kill himself."
This latest round of controversy has renewed calls to drop her from The Mandalorian, inspiring a #FireGinaCarano hashtag.
Carano has inspired backlash before, having altered her Twitter bio in a way that was seen as making light of using a person's gender-affirming pronouns. She later removed that from her Twitter bio, saying that her Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal helped her understand the purpose of them.
Carano's character on The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, has appeared semi-regularly across both seasons. She was a bigger part of the second season, appearing in multiple episodes and factoring into the season finale conflict. There has also been speculation that Cara Dune will be a major part of the spin-off show Rangers of the New Republic, given that the character became a New Republic Ranger in the course of the show.