Gina Carano came under fire recently for her social media posts pushing several dangerous conspiracy theories relating to COVID-19, the 2020 Presidential election, and the QAnon movement, which the FBI labelled as a “potential domestic terror threat.” Carano was trending on Twitter for the wrong reasons, with the #FireGinaCarano hashtag being used in response to the Mandalorian star’s far-right conspiracy mongering.
Carano also faced criticism after referencing R2-D2 and adding “boop/bop/beep” to her Twitter name in order to mock the use of preferred gender pronouns.
The former MMA fighter turned actress discussed the social media backlash on a mostly Star Wars-centric interview, saying she’s unsure why she has that negative effect on people.
“I’m going to stay around, and if my presence bothers you, okay, but also a lot of people are not bothered by my Twitter presence or my social-media presence,” Carano said. “So I focus more on those people. I don’t know, I bring the fire out in people. I bring stuff out of people and I’m not sure why.
“It happens in my family too, by the way, if I get involved in an argument, then people usually don’t talk to each other for a month, and we’re sorry.”
Carano also spoke about her passion and this “dream” she wants to fulfill, which seems to be centred on using her platform to spread similar ideologies. According to the Disney and Star Wars actress, people shouldn’t trust “machines” like “big news” or “big tech” and her goal is to let people know “where the news should come from.”