'The Mandalorian' fans call for Gina Carano to be sacked after anti-mask tweets

Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN.
Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN (Credit: Disney)

Fans of Disney's Star Wars spin-off show The Mandalorian are demanding actor Gina Carano be fired, after a series of tweets in which she mocked mask-wearing during the pandemic.

The former mixed martial arts star plays mercenary Cara Dune in the series, and has been hailed as a feminist role model for the show.

However, in a series of tweets sent this week, she has ridiculed the use of masks and face coverings.

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One meme sent by the actor reads 'Breaking news, Democratic government leaders now recommends [sic] we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can't see what's really going on'.

Another reads 'In a world where everyone wears a mask, it's a privilege to see a soul'.

Carano is among the few Hollywood stars openly questioning the validity of the votes cast in the US presidential election, in which Joe Biden received sufficient electoral college votes in order to become the president-elect, beating Donald Trump.

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In a tweet sent on 5 November, two days after the US went to the polls, she called for protection against voter fraud and to 'fix the system', despite no evidence so far being upheld to support outgoing president Donald Trump's claims of widespread malfeasance.

Carano has also liked a number of tweets which have demonised protestors in Washington DC, and also joined Parler, the controversial social media platform that has been linked to spreading far-right conspiracy theories and has become a haven for those banned from Twitter.

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Many have now taken to Twitter to criticise both her and Disney employing her on The Mandalorian, using the #FireGinaCarano.

Not all agree, of course.