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There are some bad ways to be fired, and then there is finding out you're fired because people are talking about it on social media. Well in the case of Gina Carano getting fired by Disney, she found out that she was no longer working on The Mandalorian just the same as everyone else did - on social media.
Carano has been let go from any further Disney projects following a series of social media posts and comments that leaned into right-wing discourse. These comments varied from mocking pronouns, to distrusting masks, to comparing the treatment of those with conservative views to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
After warnings from Disney, and being excluded from promotion in advertising for The Mandalorian, one final controversial post from Carano prompted Disney to end her contract as Cara Dune, down to the cancellation of her action figures. This firing has caused quite the wave of conservatives supporting Carano, despite not knowing who she is, such as this interview with Bari Weiss who admits that she had no knowledge of Carano before the firing.
Weiss talked to Carano about her situation and it's there that we discover that Carano didn't know that she was fired until she saw it on social media. Quoted from the blog post spotted by Fandom, she says the exclusion from press and promotion for the show "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."
Disney has now said that it is not going to recast Cara Dune, and so we're wondering how they're going to write the character out. Perhaps she'll just mysteriously never come up again, or maybe there's a more definitive end to Dune.
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