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“Do you always call a woman crazy?”: Gina Carano Goes Bare-Knuckle Against Kathleen Kennedy for Her Star Wars Firing in Meltdown Post

Gina Carano is criticizing her former Lucasfilm boss after over two years since she was fired from Star Wars’ The Mandalorian.

gina carano goes bare-knuckle against kathleen kennedy for her star wars firing in meltdown post


  • Gina Carano, known for her role as Cara Dune in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, was fired due to her offensive social media posts.
  • She compared the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust to "hating someone for their political views" in an Instagram post.
  • The controversy led to her termination from Lucasfilm and her agency.

The entertainment and social media industries are no strangers to controversy. But the news that Gina Carano, who played Cara Dune in the popular Star Wars television series The Mandalorian, had been fired because of her divisive social media posts stunned the business and, of course, the fan base. 

Why was the former mixed martial artist, 41, let go from The Mandalorian? In February 2021, she lost her job due to the offensive social media posts she shared. She posted on Instagram, drawing a comparison between the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust and “hating someone for their political views.” Carano is now biting back at her former Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy.

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Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian

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Why Did Gina Carano Lose Her Job at The Mandalorian?

The Hollywood Reporter revealed in February 2021 that Gina Carano would not be coming back to The Mandalorian. She posted a photo that seemed to suggest that being a Republican in the modern era is just as risky as being Jewish during the Holocaust. According to a Lucasfilm spokesman (per THR):

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“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.”

Gina Carano in The Mandalorian
Gina Carano in The Mandalorian

Moreover, her agency, UTA, immediately terminated her after that. Lucasfilm had been trying to fire her for a while, and the post was the final straw, according to a THR source. Newsweek reported that since Lucasfilm fired Carano, her Instagram account has acquired almost 150k new followers. 

Previously, she provided her side of the events leading to her firing from Lucasfilm in a comprehensive sit-down interview with The Ben Shapiro Show on The Daily Wire, according to a report from Deadline:

“I’ve been through so much, and I’ve seen so much now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been taking place, and I saw it before. I’m not the only one that’s ever been bullied by this company, and I know that so deeply.”

Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian
Gina Carano as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian

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Gina Carano Blasts Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm

Gina Carano is criticizing her former Lucasfilm boss more than two years after she was fired from The Mandalorian. She mocked Kathleen Kennedy and made light of the widespread criticism of some of Disney and Lucasfilm’s recent films by posting a clip from a recent episode of South Park on X (formerly Twitter):

Gina Carano in The Mandalorian
Gina Carano in The Mandalorian

In a retweet on X in response to a fan who claimed to have “lost her mind with her post”, Carano implied that her criticism of Kennedy was founded on her “first-hand experience”:

Both her admirers and critics broke over her posts, which offered opposing viewpoints on a wide range of topics, including politics and her controversial firing. She was allegedly exercising her right to free speech when she was called “truly one of the most powerful & brilliant posts on leaders,” according to one fan:

“Force is female”, one person observed, adding:

While one chimed:

One person believed that Disney was to blame for their own “demise”:

One declared that what LucasFilm did to Carano was “beyond pale”:

Gina Carano
Gina Carano in Terror on the Prairie

Carano began his career in mixed martial arts and has starred in movies like Deadpool and Fast & Furious 6. Her career took off after Steven Soderbergh cast her in Haywire, a 2011 film that grossed $34.5 million on a $23 million budget.

The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney+.


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