Moses Ingram, a recent Disney+ series actor, has been subjected to a barrage of hate and anger, and fans have been split at the disparity in treatment of two Star Wars actors.

Some Star Wars fans perceive parallels between Moses Ingram, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Gina Carano, who was fired from The Mandalorian in 2021.

What Exactly Happened?

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Moses Ingram

Ingram, who portrays Inquisitor Reva (also known as the Third Sister) on Obi-Wan Kenobi, recently stated that she got racist and nasty letters after her Star Wars debut. Disney was quick to condemn the attacks and declare its support for Ingram in public.

When Carano began promoting right-wing conspiracy theories and anti-woke messages on Twitter in 2020, she drew the attention of Star Wars fans, and Disney fired her shortly after. Around the same time, Carano got a storm of abusive remarks on social media. Supporters of Carano are already speaking out, chastising Disney for what they regard as hypocritical handling of Ingram’s case compared to Carano’s.

Other fans scoffed at the notion that Ingram’s situation is comparable to Carano’s. Many have likened Disney’s removal of Carano as a result of incendiary social media posts to the company’s protection of Ingram as a result of racial slurs.

Star Wars – #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter numerous times

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Gina Carano

In Seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian, Carano initially emerged in the Star Wars world as the mercenary Cara Dune. In response to her contentious statements, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter numerous times between late 2020 and early 2021. Some admirers thought she was mocking nonbinary people when she modified her Twitter profile to include “beep/bop/boop” next to her name. Carano went on to compare the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust to being a Republican in current America in a later tweet. Carano also tweeted anti-vax and anti-mask messages on a frequent basis, as well as supporting the erroneous claim that voter fraud happened in the 2020 US election. Lucasfilm issued an official statement in February 2021 confirming Carano’s departure from the corporation.

New episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi stream Wednesdays on Disney+.

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