#FireGinaCarano Goes Wild as Fans React to Capitol Riots

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Controversial “The Mandalorian” actress, Gina Carano has once again caused Twitter to go wild as a result of her political and social opinions.

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The former women’s MMA fighter — who graduated from high school in Las Vegas — was in the news for much of The Mandalorian Season 2 due to her divisive and often controversial Tweets, including personal posts and memes she shared. Onscreen, Carano portrays ex-mercenary and current Nevarro New Republic Marshal Cara Dune — she has aided Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu (AKA The Child AKA Baby Yoda) on more than one occasion.

In real life, Pascal — and other co-stars, including Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze) and Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) — have supported Carano on social media.

At various points during the season, the actress’s supporters caused #IStandWithGinaCarano and #WeLoveCaraDune to trend, while her dissenters have caused #FireGinaCarano to trend on multiple occasions.

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Now, following Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek’s recent statement regarding the riots at the United States Capitol building yesterday, #FireGinaCarano is once again going wild on Twitter. Here, we take a look at what Disney and Star Wars fans are saying.

One Walt Disney Company follower responded to CEO Chapek’s statement with this post:

Maybe you should fire Gina Carano who supports the terrorists then. These words mean nothing when you are giving these people a platform at the same time. #FireGinaCarano

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Another reply comes from Lia, whose response to the situation was short and to the point:

you literally have an employee, gina carano, supporting those domestic terrorists. she needs to be fired.

Luc wrote:

“united by our shared values, including decent, kindness and respect for others” tell that to your employee gina carano whose been seen supporting the “egregious and inexcusable assault” eg terrorist attack

Lily fervently responded to Disney’s post, writing:


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A Tweet from social media user Kay reads:

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when is disney going to realize that what gina says and prompts is hurtful and dangerous?? #FireGinaCarano

Finally, Dark Side shared these thoughts about Disney’s silence regarding Gina Carano’s employment:

Why aren’t you commenting on Gina Carano’s comments and actions via social media. You’re saying a lot by not saying anything!

For Carano’s part, she has only shared a calming photo of the ocean to both her Twitter and Instagram accounts today. Many of her followers are responding to her posts in solidarity with the actress, with comments like Quinnell’s:

We all need to take a moment. Thank you Gina!

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Now — as of January 9 — Carano has responded to the latest backlash with a quote from The Princess Bride.

It is certainly worth noting that the Star Wars actress has not actually posted anything supporting yesterday’s rioters. She has, however, “liked” several Tweets posted by apparent riot supporters — this is what has caused fans to begin using the #FireGinaCarano hashtag again, particularly in response to Disney’s official statement.

At this time, Mandalorian star Gina Carano’s future with The Mandalorian saga is not known. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and others on the creative team have not released any announcements regarding whether or not the actress will be back for The Mandalorian Season 3 or a spinoff series — the upcoming Rangers of the New Republic has been rumored to heavily feature Cara Dune, but, again, nothing has been confirmed.

During the second season of Lucasfilm’s hit streaming series, Gina Carano’s Cara Dune did a great deal of soul-searching before ultimately deciding to become a New Republic Marshal. She factored heavily into several episodes during Season 2, including the intense season finale episode in which her character had an epic battle scene with the aforementioned Sackhoff and Shand, plus Koska Reeves (played by Mercedes Varnado/Sasha Banks).

Many Mandalorian fans love the Cara Dune character — even if they disagree with Carano — so it will be interesting to see what Favreau, Filoni, and the powers-that-be at Lucasfilm ultimately decide about her place in the Star Wars universe.

What are your thoughts on the latest Gina Carano situation online? Which group of Twitter users do you agree with?

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