- Gina Carano has been fired by Lucasfilm after her "disgusting"social media post
- Gina Carano compared Republican Party supporters in the US to Jewish people during the Holocaust
- Social media users called for the star to be fired following her Instagram post
The Mandalorian star Gina Carano has been fired by Lucasfilm. The actress was fired after she shared a snap on her Instagram story that suggested that the Republican Party supporters in the United States are being treated like Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter on Wednesday, 10 February shortly after the star's post on Instagram. Tweeps, mostly from the US, screengrabbed the post and other her other distasteful posts and shared them the micro-blogging app. In a now-deleted post, Gina wrote:
"Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbours... 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?"
LadBible reports that a statement issued by Lucasfim states that the company has no plans to employ Gina in the future. Lucasfilm also expressed that her posts are unacceptable.
Tweeps have shared their mixed thoughts on Gina's "disgusting" posts. Most of them dragged the actress because her posts rubbed them the wrong way. Check out some of their comments below:
"That moment when a transphobic, antisemitic, police bootlicker, Covid denier and Trump supporter plays a character who fought her whole life against oppression and tyranny. Lucasfilm should be ashamed. Fire her."
"Did she just compare the Holocaust to being a Republican."
"#FireGinaCarano is trending worldwide on social media after Gina Carano shared a disgusting post that compared being a Republican to being a Jew during the Holocaust."
"She's transphobic, anti-mask, alt-right who parrots QAn*n conspiracies, doesn't believe in systematic racism, and now shares anti-semitic images."
"When her nonsense first started cropping up over the summer I was realistic about it being too late in production to have much influence on Mando S2... but with the next season a year or so away there's never gonna be a better moment to #FireGinaCarano than right now."
"No Gina. Being a Republican is not the same as being Jewish during the Holocaust... just no."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Kevin Hart's personal shopper has allegedly defrauded him of nearly $1.2 million (over R17 million) in a space of two years.
Dylan Syer appeared in a New York City court on Wednesday, 10 February where he was informed of the charges against him. He faces charges of grand larceny and 9 other counts, according to media reports.
Syer allegedly used the US comedian's credit card information to launder money into his own account. The popular actor had employed Syer in 2015.
According to TMZ, Syer spent the money on expensive jewellery, art and handbags, among other things. Social media users have shared mixed reactions to this story. Check out some of their comments below:
"This is the funniest thing Kevin Hart has been involved in."
"When your head gets too big that you think you need a personal shopper what do you expect."
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