Gina Carano says she learned she was fired from The Mandalorian via social media (Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Gina Carano claims she found out she had been fired from LucasFilm’s The Mandalorian through social media.
Published on Weiss’ Substack page Common Sense, the 38-year-old explained: ‘I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired.’
Carano claimed she first ran into trouble with Lucasfilm and Disney over a joke about transgender pronoun usage in her Twitter bio.
She stated: ‘Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words.
‘I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.’
She no longer plays Cara Dune in the Disney Plus series (Picture: Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/REX)
The actress continued: ‘That was heartbreaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said OK.That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm.’
Carano has been dropped by Disney Plus in the wake of social media posts that reportedly compared Republicans to Jewish people during Nazi Germany.
This sparked a social campaign urging production company LucasFilm to take action.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the studio announced: ‘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.’
Gina is working on a new film with right-wing publication The Daily Wire (Picture: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP/File)
The 38-year-old star has since shared her new post-Mandalorian project in partnership with The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinion website founded by right-wing political commentator Ben Shapiro.
In a statement to Deadline she explained: ‘The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams—to develop and produce my own film—come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered.
‘I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob.’
The actress added: ‘I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.’