‘The Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Calls Bullsh*t After Instagram Takes Down Her Photo

Gina Carano, who is known for her role as Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, recently shared a post on Instagram that was taken down two days later. Now, the Hollywood star is taking to social media to blast Instagram, insisting that she didn’t break any of the social media platform’s content rules. 

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Gina Carano is an MMA fighter and a Hollywood star

Before taking on the role of the Alderaanian shock trooper on The Mandalorian, Carano was an MMA fighter trained in Muay Thai. An athlete at her core, she showed off her strength and skills as Crush on American Gladiator in 2008.

She then turned her focus on Hollywood and landed substantial roles in hit films like Haywire and Fast & Furious 6.  In 2016, Carano starred as Angel Dust in Deadpool opposite Ryan Reynolds. 

She recently appeared in the Canadian action thriller, Daughter of the Wolf with Richard Dreyfuss. Carano is slated to reprise her role as Cara Dune on Season 2 of The Mandalorian, which premieres on Disney+ in October.

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She posted a naked photo on Instagram

On the weekend of June 27, Carano posted a naked photograph of herself on Instagram. In the artsy picture, she is seen nude, from the waist up, in a dark silhouette with her head back and hair down. In the caption, she shared a quote from Prince.

“I find freedom sexy,” she wrote. I find freedom so sexy, I can’t even explain it to you. You wake up every day and feel like you can do anything.”

Her post was liked by over 200,000 fans, and she received numerous comments appreciating the photo. 

Instagram takes down Gina Carano’s post

Just two days after Carano posted her picture, Instagram took it down. According to the platform’s community guidelines, nude photographs are not allowed to be shared. 

“We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram,” the guidelines read. “This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.”

She blasts Instagram in a tweet

Soon after her post was taken down, Carano took to Twitter to share her discontent with Instagram. And she insisted that her photo did not break any of the platform’s rules. 

“So that’s what it’s like to be censored for no reason,” Carano wrote in her tweet. “Pic was taken down by Instagram. There’s much more important news today but that was some classic b*llsh*t. The whole post was about freedom of expression. Violating zero rules. Ironic. Feels like I graduated.” 

She then reposted an altered version of the photo on Instagram. This time, it was rendered to make her look like a tree in a forest. 

“Do the work you want to see done,” Carano captioned the post. “Before they control everything we eat, breath, say, think and do.”