Gina Carano will not be returning to The Mandalorian over ‘abhorrent’ Nazi tweet

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Gina Carano will not be returning to The Mandalorian over ‘abhorrent’ Nazi tweet

Lucasfilm says the actress has been dropped from the hugely popular Disney+ show after she was accused of comparing being a Republican today to being Jewish under Nazi rule

Gina Carano (Wikipedia/ Source Author: (Michael Dunn) / Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
Gina Carano (Wikipedia/ Source Author: (Michael Dunn) / Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

There are “no plans” for actress Gina Carano to return to The Mandalorian following her “abhorrent and unacceptable” social media posts, Lucasfilm said.

Carano, who appeared as Cara Dune in both series of the hugely popular Disney+ show, reportedly referenced the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people while discussing political differences in the modern day US.

The post is no longer available on her Instagram account. Carano had previously been accused mocking people who state their preferred pronouns.

In a statement, Lucasfilm said: “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.”

Carano, a 38-year-old former fitness model and mixed martial artist, is known for film roles including Fast & Furious 6 and Deadpool.

Lucasfilm’s statement came after the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter as a result of her reported social media posts.

She was accused of comparing being a Republican today to being Jewish under Nazi rule. Talent agency UTA has since dropped her as a client, according to Variety.

It is not the first time Carano has been criticised for her social media presence.

In November she appeared to endorse unsubstantiated claims the presidential election had been significantly marred by fraud and in the same month she mocked mask-wearing.

In December, Lucasfilm announced Rangers Of The New Republic, a TV series fans speculated would have been a perfect fit for the character of Cara Dune, who was a viewer favourite from The Mandalorian.

However, the studio has not yet announced a cast.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish News also produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: