Earlier this month it was announced that the actor, who appeared in The Mandalorian as Cara Dune, would no longer be part of an upcoming Disney production after sharing a post that some critics identified as anti-Semitic.
The original post read: “Jews were beaten on the street, not by Nazis, but by their neighbors … even by children … Because the story is being worked on, most people today do not know they will get to the point Where Nazis Live Soldiers could easily bring together thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them just because they were Jews. How is that different from hating someone for their political views? “
In her first sitting interview since the announcement with right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro, Carano said that she has long been “inspired by the gentle spirit of the Jewish people of that time.”
“When I wrote that it wasn’t something I thought was controversial. I thought maybe we all have to wonder how that happened.”
Insist that the message of the post is about “[bringing] People together, ”added Carano, that it was“ not fair to the Jewish community ”to throw the word“ Nazi ”around.
Addressing the backlash to her post, she continued, “I have every major publication that says it compares Conservatives and Republicans to it, and I haven’t really done that. I have love for everyone, I am not a hateful person. ”
While Carano deleted the original post, it became widely distributed online, making the hashtag #FireGinaCarano a trend.
A Lucasfilm spokesperson said the actor’s “social media posts that vilify people because of their cultural and religious identity are obnoxious and unacceptable”.