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Video: ‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs Gina Carano following ‘Mandalorian’ firing

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What does Gina Carano have in common with Britney Spears, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? They were all spoofed on the most recent edition of Saturday Night Live.

Carano was fired from her role on The Mandalorian earlier this month following a slew of controversial messages on social media. The post that ended up being the final nail in the proverbial coffin compared the plight suffered by conservatives in America to the Jews who were slaughtered during the holocaust in Nazi Germany.

So in classic SNL fashion, they had to bring the controversy to light.

The cold open for Saturday’s edition featured a talk show hosted by Spears—played by Chloe Fineman—called Oops, You Did It Again where celebrities and influential figures deliver apologies following questionable and widely-chastised behavior.

The former MMA fighter and pioneer was portrayed by Cecily Strong, and the character explained that she wasn’t on the fictional show to apologize.

“I never would have made that Nazi comparison if I had known everybody was going to be so Nazi about it,” Strong said in character as Carano in the spoof.

The open also featured Aidy Bryant playing Cruz after the Texas Senator vacationed in Cancun in the middle of the state’s power crisis due to a rare winter storm, while Pete Davidson took on the role of Gov. Cuomo who is under investigation for how his administration handled nursing homes during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the full SNL cold open above.

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