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‘Man of Steel’ star Henry Cavill receives backlash for dating Gina Carano years ago

Social media criticized Henry Cavill for dating Gina Carano, the former ‘Mandalorian’ star, in the past

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.”
Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.” Social media criticized Cavill for dating Gina Carano, the former “Mandalorian” star, in the past.
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“Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill has been under fire from social media for his previous relationship with former “Star Wars” star Gina Carano.

Context

Gina Carano was one of the stars of “The Mandalorian,” a “Star Wars” spinoff show for Disney+. However, she was recently let go from the show after a social media post compared attacks on Jewish people during Nazi Germany to how people today are criticized over political beliefs, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Did they really date?

Yes. Per The Los Angeles Times, the couple dated in 2013 around the time that “Man of Steel” came out.

Reaction

Social media criticized Cavill for having dated Carano in the past. It’s not a stretch to say that social media users tried to cancel Cavil for dating Carano almost 10 years ago.