The Mandalorian has been enshrouded in controversy as of late – and it’s mainly thanks to series star Gina Carano. Or, at least, ex-series star Gina Carano. The 38-year-old actress was recently booted from the show for perceived anti-Semitic comments on social media. And it’s safe to say that some fans are angry about her sacking.
This is no more clearly expressed than via Change.org member Logan Norfleet’s recent petition. In said petition, The Mandalorian fan expresses dismay at the actress’s firing, blaming “cancel culture and Twitter”.
Referencing Gina Carano’s social media post where she compared the treatment of modern-day conservatives to Holocaust-era Jews, Norfleet had this to say
I’m not going to say she was right or wrong with her views, but firing celebrities over their political views has been happening way too often. and once again, Hollywood has struck down another conservative. What she said may have been a little extreme, and I can even see why some people may have been offended, but her tweet was not made to incite violence or to express discrimination or hatred of any sort to any particular group.”
Describing Gina Carano’s performance as Cara Dune as “a joy to watch”, he appealed to “the fans of “The Mandalorian,” please. Speak out. Disney needs to stop the trend of firing actors for controversial tweets, and just keep treating the fans to a great show. Rehire Gina Carano. Firing her isn’t justice.”
Given that the charge.org petition has acquired over 33,000 signatures as of the time of writing, it’s clear that many fans feel the same way as the petition’s creator. The signature amount is quickly climbing to the target goal of 35,000.
The firing of Gina Carano has split the internet. Some think that the firing was justified, feeling that Carano made an unfair and inaccurate comparison, bordering on bigotry. Meanwhile, others feel that bad post aside, Carano didn’t deserve the sack. Some fans even believe her social media post was spot-on in describing the current climate.
What are your thoughts on the firing of Gina Carano? Do you feel it was justified or unjustified? Will you miss Cara Dune on The Mandalorian? Share your thoughts in the comments below.