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Twitter Is Calling for Gina Carano to be Fired From 'The Mandalorian'

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There have been so many polarizing topics in the past few months. People are coming under fire when they've been sharing these types of opinions to large audiences and have been surprised to have been called out.

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Some call-outs are necessary, particularly if they put others' health and security at risk. But not everyone feels this way, and there are consequences for things people say. Like Gina Carano, who is under fire for some Twitter drama related to something she said. Here's what went down.

Gina Carano's latest Twitter drama is related to something she said about masks.

We all hopefully understand that while we're in the middle of a global pandemic wearing face masks and face coverings is one of the biggest ways we can help keep others safe. Many of us have accepted this fact as a necessary reality, but not Gina Carano. The Mandalorian star has caught backlash on social media for posting several anti-mask tweets.

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"We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today," Gina tweeted on Nov 5, 2020. "Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system."

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She shared an image on Nov. 14, 2020, that claimed that Democratic leaders are pushing masks on people to control them, rather than help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Another tweet on Nov. 15, 2020 was an anti-mask meme that read: "In a world where everyone wears a mask it's a privilege to see a soul."

There were a lot of people who called out these shares by Gina. One person replied, "Woah, Gina this is extremely irresponsible. If you are referring to the election, there is no proof of any fraud. If you at referring to mask wearing, we should be doing that and if we all did it we would be able to go outside sooner."

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They continued, "You have a lot of followers and this type of message is not something you should be sharing. You may have young fans who love The Mandalorian and this is not something they will be able to understand the nuance of."

As a result of these tweets that spread conspiracy theories about the importance of wearing masks, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano began trending on Twitter. People called for the actor and former MMA star to be fired from her role on Disney's The Mandalorian, a spin-off of the Star Wars franchise.

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"It's really disgusting how John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran were viciously attacked by racist and sexist people, resulting in reduced roles and zero support from Disney, and Gina Carano gets a major role while associating herself with those very same people," one person tweeted along with #FireGinaCarano.

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Another person on Twitter pointed out this isn't really about politics — it's more than that. "This isn't just a difference in political opinions, what she has done and continuing to do is violent and harmful," someone wrote. "She is supporting and defending white supremacists and their extremist ideals whilst voicing her own."

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This is not the first time that Gina has come under fire for her comments. In September, in response to being asked to support the trans community by including her pronouns in her bio, she amended her Twitter bio to say "beep/bop/boop."

When asked to support the Black Lives Matter movement, she tweeted out in support of churches being allowed to hold services during the pandemic, saying that COVID-19 doesn't know "the difference between a protest or praise & worship," a comparison which many were not thrilled with. Though BLM protests were not linked to high increases in the rate of infection of COVID-19, religious services were.

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So far, Gina hasn't mentioned the trending hashtag, nor has anyone at Disney responded. 

The Mandalorian is currently airing Season 2 on Disney Plus, with new episodes released on Fridays.

The best way to prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus is with thorough hand washing and social distancing. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, which include persistent cough (usually dry), fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue, please call your doctor before going to get tested. For comprehensive resources and updates, visit the CDC website. If you are experiencing anxiety about the virus, seek out mental health support from your provider or visit NAMI.org.

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