The Mandalorian star Gina Carano, 38, has been dropped by Lucusfilm and Disney following offensive posts on social media. The move comes after the actress shared a number of controversial social media posts which began to trend on social media.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. 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,” she wrote.
Shortly after the posts began making rounds on Twitter, #FireGinaCarano trended on social media. Following the Lucasfilm statement, it was also confirmed the actress has also been dropped by her agency, UTA. Learn more about The Mandalorian star here.
Gina Carano plays trusty sidekick and fellow bounty hunter Cara Dune in the Star Wars live-action series. Hailing from planet Alderaan, she has a unique arm tattoo that indicates she served as a shock trooper during the Galactic Civil War, as part of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and the New Republic.
Marvel fans may also recognize her as Angel Dust from Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool movies. Gina’s Angel Dust is pivotal in transforming Deadpool — née Wade Wilson — into a mutant with the intention of making him an assassin.
Before getting into acting, Gina Carano was a skilled athlete — even competing in the MMA! In one of her most iconic fights, she took on Cris Cyborg in 2009 for Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg. The historic moment marked the first time two women headlined a major MMA fight, and at the time, it broke ratings records. Gina also competed in EliteXS.
Gina Carano was born on April 16, 1982 in Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Dana Joy and former NFL player Glenn Carano, 65, who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1977 – 1983. Dana and Glenn are also parents to her two sisters, Kasey and Christi. Gina later moved to Las Vegas, NV with her family and graduated high school there.
Gina Carano found second chance love with Kevin Ross, 40, nearly 10 years after they first hooked up! Kevin, who is an American Muay Thai kickboxer and former mixed martial artist, confirmed their relationship publicly in 2015.
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