After “The Mandalorian” star and mixed martial arts veteran received backlash online Wednesday for sharing a series of inflammatory social media posts and memes mentioning Jeffrey Epstein and comparing Tories to the States – United with the victims of the Holocaust, Lucasfilm confirmed to USA TODAY that Carano was no longer a part of the popular Disney + show.
In a statement, the company said it does not currently employ Carano, who played former rebel soldier Cara Dune, and that she was not scheduled to be in future episodes of “The Mandalorian.” “. Lucasfilm simultaneously denounced Carano’s posts as denigrating people’s cultural and religious identities, calling them repugnant and unacceptable.
USA TODAY has reached out to Carano representatives for comment.
The news comes in the wake of the trending #FireGinaCarano hashtag on Twitter on Wednesday as fans grabbed the star’s screen for deleted messages, including an anti-Semitic Instagram story she shared with another user who equated the handling of Jews during the Holocaust at a disagreement over beliefs: “How is it different from hating someone for their political views? The meme read.
According to Variety, Carano also shared a photo of a person with several cloth masks covering their face and head with the caption: “Meanwhile in California.”
Messages no longer appear on Carano’s account.
Carano has been a frequent guest star on “The Mandalorian” since season one, with Dune often aiding the main character (played by Pedro Pascal) in his mission to keep Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) safe from the Imperial forces hunting the tiny alien creature.