Saturday night live took part in the Gina Carano controversy that weekend and targeted the former star of The MandalorianI’m shooting from Lucasfilm in the cold of the show. Best known for playing Cara Dune on the war of stars Series, Carano was fired from her role on the series earlier this month after months of controversial social media posts. A statement published by Lucasfilm at the time described Carano’s online behavior as “hideous”.
Given all the attention paid lately to the Carano controversy, it was only a matter of time before story found its way Saturday night live. The latest episode hosted by Bridgerton Star Rege-Jean Page began with a cold open presented in the format of a new Britney Spears talk show. The concept of the fictional show, titled “Oops, You Did It Again”, calls for celebrities to publicly apologize for things they did wrong.
During the sketch Cecily Strong is introduced as Gina Carano to discuss her release from The Mandalorian. In real life, Carano has not apologized for her contributions and insists that she was “bullied” by Lucasfilm, arguing that she was really simply fired because of her conservative views. While Strong leaves her best Gina impression, Carano doubles with this point of view in the SNL sketch out and refuse to see why their social media posts were offensive.
“I’m here for the opposite [of apologizing]”I didn’t do anything wrong,” says Strong’s Carano and asks someone to explain what she did. That is so bad. After Britney pointed out Carano’s recent post comparing conservatives with socialmediagossips in Nazi Germany, Carano laments how they “I would never have made this Nazi comparison if I had known everyone would be such a Nazi.”
Cancel the decryption culture, Gina Carano adds, “And I got canceled from Disney? Disney is the moral stronghold? Have you recently heard Br’er Rabbit’s accent on the Splash Mountain ride?”
The SNL The segment also poked fun at Ted Cruz when Aidy Bryant portrayed the Texas Senator on the way home from Cancun with cornrows and a margarita in hand. Cruz has been heavily criticized for leaving the state during an electricity crisis that left millions of Texans without electricity and water. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) also appeared alongside Cruz to address recent controversy over his government holding back the death toll in nursing homes during the pandemic.
Carano could be gone The Mandalorianbut it won’t go away. The actress and MMA star has already planned her next project and has partnered with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire to develop, write and act her own upcoming film. No details have been released about the project beyond Carano’s involvement, but she will be free to do essentially what she wants. She will also talk at length about her firing and the aftermath in a new interview for Shapiro’s show slated to be released on Sunday. The cold open video comes from us Saturday Night Live on YouTube.
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