Once again, cancel culture has set its sights on actress Gina Carano. This time the former MMA fighter and star of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian is being called out for anti-mask and voter fraud tweets. Like they did a couple of months ago, fans are demanding producers fire Gina Carano from the show.
The First Controversy
Back in September, Carano’s Twitter followers asked if she would add pronouns to her Twitter bio in order to demonstrate her support for the trans community. Using pronouns is something trans and non-binary people often do so they will not be misgendered. Examples would be she/her/hers or they/them/theirs.
Carano, who felt she was being harassed “in every way,” decided to add the words “boop/bob/beep” to her Twitter bio instead of actual pronouns. Presumably, it was a reference to the droids from the Star Wars universe. Fans didn’t think it was funny and immediately called for her removal from the show.
Two months later, not only has the 38-year-old Texan not been fired from The Mandalorian, she’s found herself in hot water again. And, once again, fans of the sci-fi Western are insisting she be killed off the show. This time Carano has ruffled feathers by posting anti-mask and voter fraud tweets. And she has upset some of her more liberal-minded fans by encouraging them to join her on a social media app favored by Republican politicians.
The New Tweets
First, Carano tweeted a meme that read: “Democratic government leaders now recommends (sic) we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on.”
Carano took it up a notch by following President Trump’s lead and making baseless claims about election voter fraud. She wrote a long tweet saying that we should “investigate every state” and “flush out the fake votes.”
Carano’s tweet read: “We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today. Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system.”
According to Insider, Carano has also promoted a social media app called Parler, which has been lauded by right-wing pundits. Parler claims to be a place where people can practice “free speech” without worrying about pesky “fact checkers.” Some of Carano’s Twitter followers have not responded well to her promotion of Parler, with one fan calling the app a platform for “right wing racists.”
Another Twitter user took it further. He accused Carano of promoting “hateful, bigoted views,” of furthering conspiracy theories about the presidential election, of implying that COVID is a hoax, and even of liking tweets about shooting protestors. This fan wrote that Carano, who plays a former Rebel soldier in The Mandalorian, is “not part of the Rebellion.”
Not surprisingly, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano is trending. But Insider says that because season two of The Mandalorian is now airing on a weekly basis, it could be too late for Disney to write Carano’s character off the show, if that is indeed what they want to do. So far, there has been no indication from Disney that they plan to fire Carano.