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Lucasfilm pushes fired ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano for Emmy nod

Three months after Lucasfilm gave “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano the axe for a sequence of controversial social-media posts, the corporate has included her of their 2021 Emmy Awards marketing campaign. 

The 39-year-old’s identify is listed beneath the Supporting Actress class in a “for your consideration” poster selling numerous Season 2 stars of the Disney+ present, CNET reported. The poster additionally advocates for lead actor nominations for Pedro Pascal, supporting actor noms for Giancarlo Esposito and Temuera Morrison, and visitor actor nods for 18 actors, together with Rosario Dawson, John Leguizamo, Mark Hamill and Amy Sedaris. 

Carano, a former MMA fighter who performed Cara Dune on the sequence, was booted from the “Star Wars” spinoff in February after defending social-media posts that Lucasfilm on the time known as “abhorrent and unacceptable” for “denigrating individuals based mostly on their cultural and non secular identities.” 

Probably the most controversial of the messages — along with ones suggesting that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself, seemingly “mocking” transgender-friendly pronouns, and discouraging mask-wearing whereas encouraging the opening of companies — in contrast Nazi Germany to at the moment’s political local weather. “Jews had been overwhelmed within the streets, not by Nazi troopers however by their neighbors … even by youngsters,” the since-deleted put up learn. “As a result of historical past is edited, most individuals at the moment don’t notice that to get to the purpose the place Nazi troopers might simply spherical up hundreds of Jews, the federal government first made their very own neighbors hate them merely for being Jews.” 

Along with being fired from the hit sequence, Carano additionally had a Hasbro motion determine of her scrapped. As an alternative of apologizing, although, she doubled down, calling the executives who booted her “bullies.” 

“I’ve been by way of a lot, and I’ve seen a lot now, clearly, of the bullying that’s been happening, and I noticed it earlier than,” Carano reportedly informed conservative commentator Ben Shapiro of “The Day by day Wire” in her first interview since being ousted, “I’m not the one one which’s ever been bullied by this firm, and I do know that so deeply.”

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Gina Carano in a Season 1 episode of “The Mandalorian.”
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