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‘The Mandalorian’ star praises Gina Carano amid controversy

Carl Weaters, who plays Greef Karga in ‘The Mandalorian,’ offered support for Gina Carano

Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) walking with Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and The Mandalorian in season two.
Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) walking with Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and The Mandalorian in season two.
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“Star Wars: The Mandalorian” star Carl Weathers recently tweeted praise for his co-star Gina Carano amid social media backlash for the actress.

What happened?

Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Karga on “The Mandalorian,” praised Carano in a new tweet.

  • “So wonderful to have the opportunity to work with the beautiful Gina! She’s making her way through a very demanding industry as an artist and crafts person. And she’s hitting so many of the right notes. Nothing but upside awaiting her! #GoGina #BePeace.”

His tweet came in response to a tweet from another Twitter user, who celebrate Gina Carano’s recent interview.

  • “#CaraDune represents so many individuals around the world, I think we’ve all had feelings of ‘where do I fit in this big world?’” the Twitter user said.

Why the tweet matters now

Gina Carano still gathers headlines based on social media reactions. Recently,“Star Wars” fans — or at least some of them on social media — called for the firing of “The Mandalorian” star Carano this last week, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. It happened after the official “Star Wars” Twitter account tweeted COVID-19 memorial post to honor those who had past. Carano has been criticized by fans for sharing her political beliefs on Twitter, which has included her mocking face masks and vaccines.