Saturday night live She decided to have Britney Spears lecture Gina Carano about her firing from The mandalorian. Framing Britney Spears took over the zeitgeist in recent weeks, so it was only a matter of time before the NBC comedy decided to turn the tables. There hasn’t been much talk about the Cara Dune actress since she left the Disney + show a couple of weeks ago. Spears wouldn’t just lecture the Star Wars personality, but also featured Senator Ted Cruz and Andrew Cuomo of New York for their various crazy things of the week. All levels of controversy varied, but all the same in the 24-hour news cycle. For this season, it has to count among one of the most interesting cold opens. Social media is awash with backlash right now, as anything related to the Star Wars situation continues to garner attention.
Cecily is too pretty to play Gina Carano ahaha #SNL pic.twitter.com/cDuzbGZVon
– kylie ❥ (@softmccarthy) February 21, 2021
Lucasfilm issued a statement of its own as soon as the change was announced. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” Lucasfilm shared in a statement. “However, his social media posts that denigrate people for their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable. “
After Lucasfilm let her go, the actress issued a statement to Deadline in response. “The Daily Wire is helping to make one of my dreams come true, develop and produce my own movie. I screamed and my prayer was answered, “Carano wrote.” I am sending a direct message of hope to all who live in fear of being canceled by the totalitarian mob. I have just started using my voice, which is now freer than ever, and I hope it inspires others to do the same. They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them. “
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