It was back in 2021 when Gina Carano had been fired by Disney from her role as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, and it was considered such a shame since she was set to star on her own spinoff series Rangers of the New Republic.
What had happened was Carano had been posting a series of tweets promoting anti-mask propaganda and suggesting voter fraud on her social media (at the height of COVID and political unrest no doubt), and though Disney was said to have given her several chances to rescind her statements, she nevertheless pursued—resulting to them eventually firing her.
Lucasfilm’s official statement read:
“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.”
Three years later, Carano has now officially announced that she has filed a lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm, suggesting she has been removed under wrongful circumstances, and Disney had been working hard to slander her reputation ever since. Here’s her post:
Today is an important day for me–I am filing a lawsuit against @lucasfilm & @Disney
After my 20 years of building a career from scratch, and during the regime of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Lucasfilm made this statement on Twitter, terminating me from The Mandalorian: “Gina…
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) February 6, 2024
One excerpt reads, “Hollywood says they support female representation & equal rights. Why then were my male co-stars permitted to speak without harassment & re-education courses or termination, but I was not afforded the same right to exercise my freedom of speech.”
What’s more, she says she’s being backed by Elon Musk’s X, who had gathered a legal team for Carano and are going after the House of Mouse.
We don’t know how things will turn out for Carano, but she has certainly been getting the support of the right-wing side of the internet ever since she was fired.
For now, there is mixed support and non-support for Carano’s case, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Regardless, you can check out Carano in the first two seasons of The Mandalorian now on Disney+.