Gina Carano will no longer be in The Mandalorian or Star Wars projects

Lucasfilm calls her social media posts "abhorrent and unacceptable."

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Gina Carano played Cara Dune in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian.

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Gina Carano will no longer appear in The Mandalorian or future Star Wars projects, Lucasfilm announced. It also condemned her recent comments on social media.

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

On Wednesday, Carano shared a now deleted post on Instagram likening being a Republican today to being Jewish during the Holocaust. The post was captured and shared on social media, causing severe backlash and the hashtag #FireGinaCarano to trend.

Carano, who played Cara Dune for two seasons of The Mandalorian, has come under fire before for her political social media comments. Late last year, the actress mocked mask-wearing amid the pandemic, suggested voter fraud had occurred during the 2020 presidential election, liked posts disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement and derided the use of pronouns on social media bios.

Fans had speculated Cara Dune would appear in the upcoming Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic series, though it hadn't been confirmed.

On Friday, Carano appeared to hit back at her critics and said she's working on a new movie project with The Daily Wire, which the website said will be released exclusively for its members. 

"The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams -- to develop and produce my own film -- come true," Carano said in a statement. "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. 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."

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