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Disney Includes Gina Carano In Emmy Awards Push For The Mandalorian

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Disney Includes Gina Carano In Emmy Awards Push For The Mandalorian

Gina Carano has been recommended for an Emmy by Disney, owing to her performances in The Mandalorian - despite the actor having been sacked by the company following her controversial comments on social media.

The 39-year-old was dropped from the Star Wars spin-off back in February after she shared an image on her Instagram Stories which compared the treatment of Republicans in the US to Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

But Disney's 'For Your Consideration' poster for The Mandalorian has suggested her for a 'supporting actress' award at the upcoming ceremony, for her role as Cara Dune.

Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm
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In a media statement released in February, Lucasfilm 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."

In an interview with Ben Shapiro about the incident, she claimed she had been 'inspired by the gentle spirit of the Jewish people going through that time'.

She added: "When I posted that it wasn't something that I felt was controversial.

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"It was something that I thought, well, maybe all of us need to ask ourselves how that happened."

She went on to say: "I've got every single big publication saying she's comparing conservatives and Republicans to this and that's not really what I was doing...

"I have love for everyone, I'm not a hateful person."

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Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Carano, who played Cara Dune in the show, also accused Disney of 'bullying'..

She told Shaprio: "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.

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"I could share a story which would turn things around in the media but I can't because it would sell out a friend... Everyone is afraid of losing their job."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Carano told a reporter earlier this year that before The Mandalorian came out, she was asked to apologise about her use of pronouns using Disney's exact wording.

She said: "I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio."

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Carano added: "That was heart-breaking, but I didn't want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said OK. That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm. I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired."

Featured Image Credit: Disney Plus

Topics: TV and Film, The Mandalorian

Amelia Ward
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