Just when I forgot that there was just a group of terrible people who are Star Wars fans with each new episode of the Mandalorian I am reminded.
Carano actually first drew ire months ago, when people were asking her to put pronouns in her Twitter bio, a common practice among transgender and cisgender social media users to help avoid misgendering. In response, she added the words “boop/bop/beep,” mocking the practice, which is also fairly common.
From there, it played out pretty much like cancellation always does, with people calling Carano names and wishing for her death, while others calmly tried to explain the value of the practice and how belittling it makes others feel, but they weren’t heard because there was too much anger in the air. Carano, meanwhile, got defensive and refused to budge, although she did share that she’d talked with costar Pedro Pascal, who offered her some perspective. “Yes, Pedro & I spoke & he helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios,” she wrote. “I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to.”