In November 2020, Carano posted two tweets that elicited a negative reaction from Star wars Fans. In a tweet, Carano denounces voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, echoing fear-mongering rhetoric the Trump administration itself has used to question election results. In another, Carano ridicules wearing masks to protect others from COVID-19. Carano has also been criticized by members of the trans community for mocking the practice of disclosing personal pronouns online, a practice that makes most transgender people feel welcomed and protected in online spaces.
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In a discussion with Drunk 3PO, Carano said she would not apologize for any of the controversial remarks. In her response, Carano said she didn’t know why people were so upset with what she had to say. She also responded that she won’t be leaving Twitter anytime soon and will continue to use the platform in the same way she has. Carano’s full quote can be read below:
“I’m going to stick around and if my presence bothers you, okay, but also a lot of people don’t mind my presence on Twitter or on social media. So I’m focusing more on these people. I put out fires in people. I do not know why.
Carano’s strong anti-mask sentiment is markedly different from the attitude of other celebrities, as is his apparent support for the Trump administration. In fact, she Dead Pool Co-star Ryan Reynolds has done an explicit job of raising awareness about masks and encouraging others to wear them. Her Mandalorien Co-star Pedro Pascal has also spoken publicly against the Trump administration and currently has his own personal pronouns posted on Twitter to show his support for transgender people. Carano’s views do not appear to be shared by his immediate associates.
Not only that, but some believe Carano’s statements could have had the power to cause actionable harm. The recent coup attempt in Washington, DC illustrates how online comments can encourage violent behavior. And by discouraging his supporters from wearing masks, Carano could potentially put them at risk of contracting a potentially fatal disease. Even his jokes about the trans community could be seen as promoting negative stereotypes about a minority group. Despite all this, Carano did not apologize and is still part of the cast of The Mandalorian.
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