Disney Under Fire After Lucasfilm Drops Actress Gina Carano

Gina Carano by Sean Reynolds is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus became a top trend late Wednesday on Twitter after Lucasfilm fired actress Gina Carano from the cast of the popular Disney Plus-Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian. Her firing came after Carano shared a social media post that critics say downplayed the experience of Jews during the Holocaust.

“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers buy by their neighbors… even by children,” read one of Carano’s social media posts in question, according to a purported screenshot. “‘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?'” The actress deleted the tweet on Wednesday.

Just hours after Lucasfilm announced that it had fired Carano, “#CancelDisneyPlus” began trending, and ascended to the top trend on Twitter.

“You Guys Ready #CancelDisneyPlus,” tweeted one user.

Gina Carano by Sean Reynolds is licensed under CC BY 2.0