Gina Carano “grotesquely trivialised” the Holocaust, Disney says

Disney has stated the reason behind their decision to dismiss Gina Carano from The Mandalorian.

Carano took Disney to court in February to attempt to win back her role as Cara Dune in the Star Wars spin-off series, as well as more than $75,000 in damages after the company terminated her employment in 2021 following posts she made on social media.

In February 2021, Carano seemed to compare the treatment of the Jewish community during the Holocaust to that of people with differing political views, by reposting a controversial post made by a different user.

On April 9, Disney filed the reasoning behind her dismissal, saying (via Deadline): “Carano’s social-media usage sunk to its nadir on February 10, 2021. On that day, she reposted an Instagram post from user warriorpriestgympodcast. The post read: ‘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 realise that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbours hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’”

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Gina Carano in ‘The Mandalorian’ CREDIT: Lucasfilm Ltd/Disney

“Disney had enough. The same day Carano grotesquely trivialised the Holocaust as comparable to sharp political disagreements, Lucasfilm announced that ‘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.’ A month later, Disney’s former CEO explained that Carano’s views ‘didn’t align with Company values,’ including its ‘values of respect, values of decency, values of integrity, and values of inclusion.’”


Last month, Carano opened up about her termination, and the backlash she faced as a result of the situation.

“It became very popular to hate me and pick on me,” the actor told the The Hollywood Reporter. “The Hollywood press and major news outlets coupled me into this extreme right-wing thing that I am not,” she says.