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Fans Call For ‘Mandalorian’ Star To Be Fired After Her Twitter Bio Is Seen As Mocking Trans People

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Mandalorian actress Gina Carano was accused of mocking the transgender community after using “boop/bop/beep” in her Twitter bio in lieu of pronouns.

Now fans of the Star Wars spinoff on Disney Plus are asking for the actress—who plays Cara Dune —to be fired from the series for her deliberate refusal to use pronouns that many LGBTQ+ allies use to express trans solidarity.

Carano, who is also an MMA fighter, is no stranger to controversy.

She was previously slammed for sharing anti-mask memes on social media and also for not doing enough to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

She said that her Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal had explained to her of the fact that trans and non-binary people use pronouns on their social media pages to prevent being misgendered and that the cisgender allies do the same to show their support.

The practice of using pronouns continues to rise in popularity among high profile celebrities who express their solidarity with a community that is often bullied. 

But instead of adopting the practice, her response was to identify herself on Twitter as, “Gina Carano boop/bop/beep,” which was in stark contrast to that of Pascal’s display name, “Pedro Pascal he/him.”

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Carano explained that she will not be incorporating pronouns in her bio and added that she is against bullying.

“Yes, Pedro & I spoke & he helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios.”

“I didn’t know before but I do now.”

“I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to.”

“I stand against bullying, especially the most vulnerable & freedom to choose.”

People explained to the actress how the simple act of using pronouns effectively supports a group of people who are constantly mocked and ridiculed just for being who they are.

 

Carano said she used “beep/bop/boop” instead of pronouns as a retaliatory strike against people who were harassing her for months but maintained she was “not against trans lives at all.”

In a follow-up tweet, she said that her fake pronouns had “zero to do with mocking trans people & 100 to do with exposing the bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine causes.”

Her explanation failed to resonate with social media users.

And in response to a Twitter user who asked if her intentions could be misinterpreted as mockery, Carano sidestepped the question and instead wrote:

“I don’t think trans people would like all of you trying to force a woman to put something in her bio through harassment & name calling EVERYDAY FOR MONTHS.”

“Such as ‘Racist’ ‘Transphobe’ ‘Bitch’ ‘Weirdo’ ‘I hope you die’ ‘I hope you lose your career’ ‘your fat, you’re ugly.'”

Even though she did not speak out against the transgender community per se, many people thought the actress could benefit from this teachable moment by not being defensive to the criticism, but instead being willing to listen to a community that has been fending for themselves for too long.

Koh Mochizuki

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1