'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano won't return after social media controversy

MEGAN STONE
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Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on "The Mandalorian," won't return to the Disney+ series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former MMA fighter allegedly compared the treatment of Jewish people during the Holocaust to how modern day Republicans are treated. The social media post has since been deleted.

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In a statement to ABC News, a Lucasfilm spokesperson confirmed that Carano will not be returning to the "Star Wars" spin-off show.

"Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," the statement said. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable."

Carano, an outspoken conservative, had weathered increased calls for her removal from the popular Disney+ show for months because of her controversial social media posts.

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Cara Dune, a Rebel Alliance soldier, had become a fan-favorite character on "The Mandalorian," which ended its second season on Dec. 18.

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