What is the meaning of ‘beep/bop/boop’? Fired Disney actress Gina Carano resurfaced the situation during a discussion with Ben Shapiro.
Earlier in the month, Gina Carano was publicly fired by Disney from her Star Wars role as Cara Dune. The action came after a social media post from the actress which compared the treatment of Jewish people in World War 2 to people being judged for being a Republican.
Now, she’s spoken on the Ben Shapiro Show about her firing and actions, claiming that Disney had long been concerned that her controversies took away attention from The Mandalorian.
During the same interview, she mentioned a previous social media fiasco of hers, which involved the words: ‘beep, bop, boop’.
In September of 2020, Gina Carano reportedly responded to a fan tweeting that co-star Pedro Pascal had put pronouns in his Twitter bio, along with claims that the actress had liked negative tweets about pronoun use.
“Yes, Pedro & I spoke & he helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios,” she wrote. “I didn’t know before but I do now. I won’t be putting them in my bio but good for all you who choose to.”
All seemed to be well. However, a few days later, the actress changed her name to ‘beep/bop/boop’, which seemed to be her take on pronouns. Often, trans and non-binary people will place their pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them, etc) in their bio, to avoid being misgendered. Cisgender individuals also choose to put them in their bio as a sign of solidarity.
“They’re mad cuz I won’t put pronouns in my bio to show my support for trans lives. After months of harassing me in every way. I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio.. beep/bop/boop,” she tweeted.
What is the meaning of beep/bop/boop?
Although it seems to be simply made-up noises, it could be a reference to Star Wars—the film which The Mandalorian is a spin-off from.
Beep noises sound a lot like those made by droids in Star Wars and Beep Boop Bop is a song that was played by fictional band Duro Droids in the Star Wars franchise. The song appears on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Oga’s Cantina, a Disney Park restaurant, playlist album.
However, it’s unlikely she chose them for this reason, but the relationship is uncanny.
Gina Carano claimed it wasn’t meant to be transphobic
The name change was met with upset and many felt like it was directly mocking the use of pronouns and the trans community.
Instead, she claimed it was simply a response to people who had been repeatedly asking her to add her own pronouns: “Beep/bop/boop has zero to do with mocking trans people & to do with exposing the bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine causes. I want people to know you can take hate with a smile. So BOOP you for misunderstanding. #AllLoveNoHate”