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BREAKING: Gina Carano Fired By Disney/Lucasfilm; Future With Star Wars Is Over

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Feb 11, 2021.

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  1. MandoChip

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    Cmon peeps its okay to disagree, let's not go for each other's throats.

    Everything's fine, we're all fine here now, thank you.
     
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    Just to address the "thin skin" comment (since apparently we're backpedaling on the "free speech" thing, which is fine):

    It's not like Gina said she was an XBox girl and the PlayStation fans got mad.
    It's not like she said she liked pineapple on pizza, or that the dress was gold and white or whatever else people get into squabbles about.

    No, she as a pretty massive influencer, is spreading dangerous conspiracy theories. I respect @DarthSnow a whole lot so I won't get into political specifics here (but feel free to message me if you'd like) but what she's saying isn't just an opinion- they're dangerous non-truths, some of which border or even cross the line into racism, transphobia, hatred, and other dangerous territories.

    And if you think that these things aren't important, well there's literally a hearing going on right now regarding the responsibility that someone has between their words with their community. Maybe you've heard about it.

    So I totally understand how frustrating it is that a character like Cara Dune is lost like this, but defending this type of behavior is frankly not what I'd expect from members of a community as great as The Cantina. Disappointing, to say the very least. Especially some of you, I expected much better. YIKES.
     
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    Oh no....
     
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    Yeah, from what I've heard, she was let go as long ago as possibly November.

    I believe the image mentioned (I believe it was Instagram and not Twitter, but I could be wrong) was as recent as yesterday, so surely that's not the reason.
     
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    Oh yes, its the perfect place for talking utter nonsense on the Internet :D
     
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    Not sure what you found sarcastic, but my concern is definitely genuine.

    Yeah, Pascal has said stuff, and I've elected to not deep dive into my thoughts on that either since... well since this is a privately run forum and I think we're all already pretty well over the line here as is. A microcosm of the very issue we're talking about, really. I can't just post whatever I like here without impunity, just like Gina isn't entitled to a job at Disney.
     
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    There's no doubt she had been warned. Chuck Wendig was fired from Marvel after being over the top on social media for quite awhile.

    Marketing entertainment is difficult enough, but if one of your employees keeps stirring up controversy that alienates a large portion of the audience that person is hurting the business.
     
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    Wendig being fired was celebrated by the same people who are mad about Gina being fired. lol.
     
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    Rumors indicted she was fired while Mando was airing. So, yes it had nothing to do with her recent comments. To think of it, probably explains her recent comments. She couldn't have been that naive to think she wouldn't have been fired?

     
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    Un-effing-believable. Cancel culture at its finest.
     
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    Ok, this is getting out of hand. Now there are 74 of them!(posts) Most of you in this thread are acting like me, and i'm an idiot who wastes his time arguing on Youtube.
    DarthSnow, nuke this thread now! (Pretty please?)
     
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    Interesting. So The Mandalorian might've been given a fourth spin-off then?
     
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    I don't believe so.

    I think she was going to be a lead in Rangers of the New Republic, which was announced.

    My guess is now she simply isn't one of the spoken of rangers.
     
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    Probably for the best.
     
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    After a short timeout for some housekeeping, we're going to re-open this. For now, at least.

    Feel free to discuss the future of Cara Dune and any implications of her character (or lack thereof) on the GFFA.

    However, we're going to drop the Gina Carano discussion for the time being since... that didn't work.

    The distinction is clear in my mind. Hopefully it works for all of you too.
    Now let's all play nice.
    :)
     
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    I got suspended from twitter for a week for defending Princess Leia character to Ted Cruz when he said that Star Wars had no strong female characters until Gina Carano. This is what I tweeted. Both hysterical and annoying.

    TedCruzCarrieTweetBan.png
     
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    He obviously doesn’t know much about Star Wars. There are countless strong female characters in Star Wars.
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    Gina’s comments were ill timed for sure and it affected her Star Wars career. I just hope they decide not to recast the character and find some way to write Cara Dune off. I like the character but there isn’t that much of a need for her in Mando.
     
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    Is this the thread to talk about recast or write off?
     
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    I think that'd be kosher.
    I don't see another thread so this feels like a good place.

     
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