Gina Carano’s Cara Dune has yet to make an appearance on The Mandalorian’s second season, yet Carano’s actions on Twitter are making many hope that she never will return on the Star Wars series.
Gina Carano’s Twitter account has received plenty of controversy in the past, and her latest activity is causing many Mandalorian fans to call for her firing. Posted on the day after Election Day, Carano pushed the false claim that there had been rampant voter fraud, fake votes, and that the election process needed to be cleaned up.
Despite many claims from right-wing personalities and President Donald Trump, there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud or fraudulent votes according to the NY Times. Instead, they say the staggering amount of mail-in ballots – many of which could not be counted until Election Day due to Republican legislation – were often counted after in-person voting. While many Republicans seemed to have favored voting in-person on Election Day, the majority of mail-in ballots leaned heavily Democratic. Gina Carano’s claims that the voting process was fraudulent is a dangerous and wrong claim for her to push.
Gina Carano has recently liked several tweets which not only draw into question the election numbers, but questions the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic numbers. Carano’s Twitter account has been full of retweets of people criticizing both election results and pandemic restrictions. In a recent Twitter poll, Carano asked her followers who they would be voting for in the Presidential Election. 66.7% said they would vote for Trump, while 24.7% said they would vote for Biden.
Back in August, Gina Carano also came under fire for supposedly blocking any users who used the terms “Black Lives Matter” or “BLM.” In September, Carano was under even more heat for calling businesses to open up, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In a series of tweets, Carano stated the problems with not allowing places of praise and worship to open up, even though many are fine with protests.
The tweets remain up, despite many users telling Gina Carano that the difference that protests are outside, with attendees largely masked, while enclosed indoor venues like churches are far more susceptible to the spread of the disease.
While many other members of Twitter have decided to list their pronouns in their profile to avoid misgendering on the social media service, Gina Carano turned this into a joke. Carano listed “beep/bop/boop” next to her name, implying that the new practice was silly, which many have called transphobic. Carano took the joke down, saying that she stands against bullying, then saying that she is “not against trans lives at all,” and also said that she had been harassed into putting her pronouns in her bio.
Even though Gina Carano is completely free to her own opinions, the pettiness of blocking Black Lives Matter supporters, joking about people who hope to not be misgendered, and the questioning of voter fraud and mask-wearing is quite a collection of issues over the last few months. With Carano continuing to push conspiracy theories, and retweeting alt-right personalities, it’s becoming a question of how far will be too far for Disney to take action.
There have been rumors that Gina Carano’s Cara Dune might also be getting her own spinoff series, even though many of these Twitter incidents occurred before the rumor took off. The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau created Cara Dune with Carano in mind to play the character, so it would be interesting to see if Disney would consider recasting Dune if Carano’s actions persist, or if a spinoff would happen at all.
While Gina Carano’s Mandalorian costars have yet to comment on her stances, Din Djarin himself, Pedro Pascal has made it extremely clear that his politics are the exact opposite of Carano. Pascal posted a photo on Instagram of a protestor with a sign that says “All Power to the People,” with the comment “So we’re clear.” Pascal also recently posted a photo of Stacy Abrams on his Instagram after Georgia was called for President-Elect Biden, and shared a video of him celebrating, which included the tag #ByeByeTrump.
After getting rid of Johnny Depp for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean films, Disney once again seems stuck between trying to avoid controversy, while also trying not to lose fan favorite characters. At this rate, Disney will have to at least make a statement about Gina Carano’s actions on Twitter, especially considering she’s one of the main characters on their biggest Disney+ series.