- The Washington Times - Monday, November 16, 2020

“The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano sparked a backlash on Twitter over the weekend after posting a number of tweets that appeared to criticize mask wearing.

The actress, who plays Cara Dune in the Disney+ Star Wars series, tweeted a meme Saturday that read, “Breaking news: Democratic government leaders now recommends [sic] we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on.”

On Sunday, Ms. Carano tweeted a meme that read, “In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.”

She also encouraged fans to follow her on Parler, a popular social media app for conservatives.

The posts sparked the trending hashtag #FireGinaCarano, but conservatives were quick to rush to the former MMA fighter’s defense.

Ms. Carano previously faced criticism in September after she added the words “boop/bob/beep” to her Twitter bio after fans asked her to specify her pronouns out of solidarity with the trans community.

“I’m not against trans lives at all,” she said at the time. “They need to find less abusive representation.”

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