Editor’s note: Article was updated with breaking news on 2/12/20.
Conservative actress Gina Carano, 38, compared today’s political divide to the events in Nazi Germany in a social media post on Tuesday night.
What followed for “The Mandalorian” star was a firestorm among followers with people calling for Disney+ to be canceled. The hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus trended into Thursday morning, Fox News reported.
The post in question:
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children,” she posted on Instagram. “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views.”
CNJ has not seen the post as they were removed.
The actress also allegedly shared a photo of a person wearing multiple cloth masks with the caption: “Meanwhile in California…”
Carano has criticized face masks, voter fraud, and stated Jeffery Epstein didn’t kill himself, ticking off fans in the past — and for having a different political opinion.
Lucasfilm and United Talent Agency let her go.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
The MMA fighter-turned-actress played Cara Dune, a former Rebel trooper and bounty hunter.
Update! Actress Gina Carano is partnering with The Daily Wire to produce and star in an upcoming film, according to published reports.
Carano and The Daily Wire announced the new partnership on Friday, two days after the actress was fired.
“The Daily Wire is helping make one of my dreams — to develop and produce my own film — come true. I cried out and my prayer was answered,” Carano said in a statement Friday. “I am sending out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob. I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.”