Will cancel culture reach all the way to a galaxy far, far away?
The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars production since Empire Strikes Back. Some disagree, insisting that Rogue One is the best Star Wars since Empire. They’re wrong but that’s not what this post is about.
Gina Carano plays tough-fighting Cara Dune in the brilliant Star Wars spin on the spaghetti Western. Dune was a rebel shock trooper during the galactic civil war and is now making her way through the galaxy. Her path intersects with the series star, Din Djarin aka the Mandalorian. Carano is a former MMA star, as tough in real life as her character is on the screen. She could break most of us in half.
Rumors that Carano would be a part of the series stirred buzz before her debut, and the Dune character was an instant hit when she entered the Mandalorian’s storyline in Season 1 Episode 4, “Sanctuary.” Which is a fantastic episode. I’ve watched it at least three times.
Carano has opinions that are her own and don’t necessarily align with the cultural rot on social media. Some fans, and apparently a website called We Got This Covered, is trying to get her fired from the show. The site titles its piece on the weak non-controversy “The Mandalorian Fans Want Gina Carano Fired Over Her Social Media Activity,” implying that all fans of the show agree on this.
This is by no means true. Some intolerant fans are tweeting at her because she wants elections in the United States to be fair and above board.
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.
Make Voter Fraud end in 2020.
Fix the system. 🇺🇸
— Gina Carano 🕯 (@ginacarano) November 5, 2020
Shocking opinion! Off with her bandolier!
What’s wrong with Carano’s opinion? Every illegal or fake vote cast disenfranchises a legal voter. So what’s wrong with Carano’s call to clean up our elections? What’s wrong with any of the remedies she calls for?
Some tweeters clapped back at her, but the fact is Twitter is not representative of anything. It skews young and left. But WGTC gets a whole article out of those tweeters criticizing her and even calling for Disney to fire her and never presents any other point of view, despite the fact that the very first reaction tweet agreed with Carano.
1. ID should be mandatory.
2. The ballot should never go into a drop box or handled by someone else – the voter should put the ballot in the scantron directly.
3. Mail in ballots should be illegal. We have absentee ballots for a reason.
4. Absentee ballots counts filmed.
— Emily Locke 🇺🇲 (@EmmyLocke) November 5, 2020
We Got This Covered skipped over that tweet and ignored others to highlight the cancel creeps.
Disney is unlikely to take any action against Carano, and it shouldn’t. The Mandalorian is one of its hottest properties. Showrunner Jon Favreau runs the Razor Crest brilliantly and thus far hasn’t allowed any politics to intrude on the story at all. When cancel culture tried to hunt down Avengers universe star Chris Pratt (who by all accounts is one of the most stand-up people in all entertainment), the Avengers united and defended him. Favreau is arguably the most important person behind the scenes of that cinematic universe and he plays a role on screen. He didn’t let cancel culture influence anything regarding Pratt. Series stars Robert Downey Jr. and even far-left actor Mark Ruffalo united around him. It would be a massive mistake to listen to a few intolerant cancel culture warriors and distort The Mandalorian.
Putting all of that aside, this is still allegedly America, and we will allegedly have the right to our opinions and freedom to express them. Right? Does this require a fact-check?
Hilariously, We Got This Covered’s own (unedited) commenters are having none of its attack on Carano. Here’s a sample.