What’s going on?
- 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.”
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.