Cancel campaign title(s): #FireGinaCarano
Cancel supported by: totalitarian mob
Carano has faced criticism for her views on social and political issues. In August 2020, she was pressured by Twitter users to support the Black Lives Matter movement. She called her critics “cowards and bullies” while also “liking” posts that disparaged Black Lives Matter, which led some fans to accuse her of racism. Carano later added “beep/bop/boop” to her Twitter profile in a way that was seen as mocking the use of preferred gender pronouns by transgender people, leading to accusations of transphobia. According to Vanity Fair, Carano’s “defiant” response to critics generated praise from conservative and right-wing publications such as Breitbart. She later said fellow Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal “helped [her] understand” the meaning behind preferred pronouns.
On social media, Carano has ridiculed COVID-19 mask mandates, mocked postal voting in the United States, and falsely suggested the existence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 United States presidential election. In November 2020, Carano opened an account on the social media platform Parler, which is popular with right-wing figures. In response, critics began urging her removal from The Mandalorian cast, some using the hashtag #FireGinaCarano. Conservative fans expressed support for Carano, and others decried what they saw as cancel culture in the push to oust her from the show.
The hashtag #FireGinaCarano resurfaced in February 2021 after Carano shared a post on Instagram that compared “hating someone for their political views” to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust. Many critics interpreted the post as comparing American conservatives to Jews in Nazi Germany. It said:
Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors — even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?
Shortly afterward, Lucasfilm stated that Carano was no longer employed by them and would not appear in any future Star Wars projects, citing her social media posts which they said “denigrat[ed] people based on their cultural and religious identities”. That same day, Carano was dropped by talent agency UTA due to the controversy.
Conservatives on social media responded to Lucasfilm’s decision with the hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus. US senator Ted Cruz criticized Disney’s decision and said Carano “broke barriers in the Star Wars universe”. In New York magazine, writer Jonathan Chait compared the episode to the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, in which suspected Communists were barred from working in the film industry.
Uncancel campaign title(s): #StandWithGinaCarano , #CancelDisneyPlus
Uncancel supported by: Pedro Pascal, US senator Ted Cruz, Jonathan Chait, Dana White, Ben Shapiro, Daily Wire
As always, mob is manipulating opinions by replacement of one view with another, nowadays it is enough to mention Nazi Germany to immediately be called as antisemitic person (but only if you are on the right side of spectrum, it is ok to make exactly the same comparisons by lefts)
“The post simply argued (uncontroversially) that the Holocaust grew out of a hate campaign against Jews, which it then likened (controversially) to hatred of fellow Americans for their political views,” Chait wrote. “I don’t find this post especially insightful. But overheated comparisons to Nazi Germany are quite common, and, more to the point, not anti-Semitic. There is no hint anywhere in this post of sympathy for Nazis or blame for their victims.”Jonathan Chait