Why is ‘cancel Disney Plus’ trending? Over the past hours, #CancelDisneyPlus has taken over Twitter, but why do customers want a complete boycott? Read on to find out.
The hashtag has climbed the trending page of Twitter in recent hours, filling timelines with the demand. Users of the streaming service have reportedly been cancelling their subscriptions, and urging others to follow suit.
However, those not in the know were left confused by the trend. “Why is cancel Disney plus trending? I’m too lazy to find out why,” asked one confused Twitter user.
So, why is ‘cancel Disney Plus’ trending?
The trend and boycott is in response to the news of Gina Carano’s firing. The Mandalorian actress was let go by Lucasfilm on February 10th after alleged posts she shared on Instagram surfaced.
The posts in question compared Nazi Germany to modern politics in the US, suggesting that the Nazi’s attack on Jews is similar to how people are treaded because of their political views today.
“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their culture and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”
Fans that disagree with the decision to fire Gina Carano have in turn called for people to cancel their Disney Plus subscription.
How are Lucasfilm and Disney Plus connected?
Some fans however are still just as confused, seeing as it was Lucasfilm that let the actress go rather than Disney Plus.
“Can someone please explain why cancel Disney Plus is trending. What did they do wrong? Was it not Lucasfilm that fired her?” one person asked.
Well, Lucasfilm is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, meaning it’s owned by Disney. While Disney Plus is also the only streaming service that The Mandalorian streams on.