Gina Carano Blasts Kathleen Kennedy After Unflattering South Park Portrayal
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Almost three years after her firing from The Mandalorian, Gina Carano is putting her former Lucasfilm boss on blast.
Back in 2021, Carano had generated a great deal of controversy with problematic social media posts. This ultimately led to her removal from her role as Cara Dune on the Star Wars series, and she did not return in this year's Season 3. More recently, Paramount+ debuted an all-new South Park special, dubbed South Park: Joining the Panderverse, which took aim at Disney and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy for making new films and TV shows much more diverse in their casting. Carano subsequently took to X (formerly Twitter) to post a rant about her reaction to Kennedy's portrayal in the South Park special.
The post reads, "This is the part where KK demands any YouTubers get censored off of YouTube for sharing and laughing at this hilarious episode, she’ll have YouTube disable the thumbs down option because of the ratio she’ll receive, then she’ll have her publicist ghouls make sure Variety and Hollywood Reporter run hit pieces about the South Park creators and their families smearing their names through every useful idiot she has under her thumb who would sell their soul to work for Lucas film, she’ll activate her online mob to repeat that the South Park creators are racist, bigot, transphobes, and demand the South Park creators publicly apologize by only using words she approves of and finally she’ll demand they subject themselves to a re-education course of 45 people in the lbgtq community zoom call to sit there and listen of how badly they got their feelings hurt all over a little boop of a South Park episode. But maybe just maybe the jig is up."
A Second Rant Was Posted Days Later
An even longer rant was posted soon after in response to one post on X that claimed Carano was losing her mind. The post doubled down on presenting herself as an innocent victim of Kennedy's decision-making, as it said, in part, "They fired & dehumanized people like me who did absolutely nothing wrong, all to virtue signal to people like you, the Yes Men... I’m not saying I’m right on all fronts but I am open hearted & refused to discriminate based off of powerful people telling me how to think & act & if there was something I needed to apologize for I would have in a heartbeat but I didn’t say or do anything wrong."
In the South Park special, per Paramount+, “Cartman’s deeply disturbing dreams portend the end of the life he knows and loves. The adults in South Park are also wrestling with their own life decisions as the advent of AI is turning their world upside down.” While the episode doesn't hold back on trashing Kennedy, it notably pokes fun at the other side of the debate as well, skewering the YouTubers who spend all of their time complaining about Kennedy and diversity changes in their online videos.
South Park: Joining the Panderverse is now streaming on Paramount+, while episodes of the TV series can be found on Max.