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#CancelDisneyPlus becomes top trending term hours after Lucasfilm cut ties with Gina Carano

Social media began using the hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus hours after Gina Carano was dropped from ‘The Mandalorian’

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Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano).

Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in “The Mandalorian.” Carano will no long appear on “The Mandalorian,” according to a new report from Gizmodo.

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The hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus became the top trending term across the United States as fans issued a backlash against the firing of “The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano.

What’s going on?

On Wednesday, multiple reports suggested that Lucasfilm had decided to cut ties with Gina Carano, one of the stars from the Disney+ show “The Mandalorian.”

  • The news came hours after Carano faced criticism from social media for posting photos that compared Nazi Germany to modern politics, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

A Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement to i09 that Carano has been let go from Lucasfilm: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

DeadlineThe Hollywood ReporterArs TechnicaThe VergePeople magazine and other sources all reported the news on Wednesday night.

What is #CancelDisneyPlus?

Hours after the Carano news, people on social media — a mix of “Star Wars” fans and people who follow entertainment news — commented on the news with the hashtag #CancelDisneyPlus, which was a call to cancel subscriptions to the service that airs “The Mandalorian.”

Several of the tweets included people mocking the hashtag itself, saying those who #CancelDisneyPlus were overreacting to the news. In fact, a majority of the tweets were calling out those who were planning to cancel the streaming service.

One more thing ...

Gina Carano’s name was one of the top trending hashtags on Wednesday night, too, as social media members tweeted reactions to the news of her firing.