Gina Carano Fired By Lucasfilm For Comparing Republicans To Jews In Nazi Germany
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Gina Carano has been fired by Lucasfilm after she posted a bizarre comment on social media.
The MMA athlete turned actor - seen most recently in Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian - uploaded an image to her Instagram story that suggested Republican Party supporters in the United States were being treated in a comparable fashion to Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
The post read: "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?"
She also appeared to mock people concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, posting a picture of a person wearing multiple face masks with the caption 'Meanwhile: In California'.
The actor has since deleted both posts, however she has previously drawn criticism for controversial statements and viewpoints.
News of the latest uploads caused the hashtag #FireGinaCarano to spread across fans on Twitter and it appears her employer has dropped her from any future projects.
A statement has been by Lucasfilm via Variety and said: "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."