Gina Carano, who plays the brave and bold Cara Dune on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, took to Twitter a few weeks ago to voice a few political opinions that received mixed responses to say the least. According to Indiewire “The #FireGinaCarano hashtag began picking up steam last week, but has continued to build momentum after Disney+ dropped the “Chapter 12” episode of “The Mandalorian” on Friday, in which Carano stars. But at the same time, #StandWithGinaCarano has also begun trending on Twitter.”
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) November 15, 2020
With the backlash Carano received for her posts, she decided to move to another social media site built for a right winged audience. Parler.com is a social media platform used primarily by right winged conservatives. On their first page Parler.com states “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views.”
The #FireGinaCarano movement features people voicing their complaints on the actress over professionalism. Specifically, a twitter user named Justin posted a tweet about Gina using quotes around the word pandemic trying to make Covid-19 seem like it’s threat has been inflated by the media.
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–#fireginacarano is something that should have happened a long time ago. She is an terrible person who is using her platform to spread hate. She blocked me for the this tweet here pic.twitter.com/p0jjWxeMvI
— Justin (@CSI_KFC) November 15, 2020
This is just one example of the disgruntled fan base of The Mandalorian with several other voices filling the void.
Carano’s supporters claim that social media is trying to bring her down just for voicing her opinion and lay blame on “cancel culture.”
You guys want to support cancel culture? Fine @disneyplus then here’s one! If your let Gina Carano go and fire her for her opinions and freedom of speech and thought then I’m canceling my subscription! #ifginagoesdisneygoes
— Javier de la Torre (@ThisMortgageGuy) November 21, 2020
Disney has yet to make a comment on the response to #FireGinaCarano.