People are trying to cancel actor Henry Cavill on Twitter, but what has he done wrong?
Just when you thought the internet couldn’t get any more stupid, it just hit a new low.
Social media users are trying to cancel Superman actor Henry Cavill for the dumbest reason ever, and we can’t believe it’s even real.
Here’s what’s going on…
Why is Henry Cavill getting ‘cancelled’?
Some social media users are reportedly trying to cancel Henry Cavill, but what has he done?
Well, he hasn’t actually done anything wrong at all. Fans have just discovered that he dated Mandalorian star Gina Carano back in 2013, and they’re not happy about it.
The pair dated on and off from 2012 to 2013 but they kept their relationship private and not much is known about it.
One person wrote on Twitter: “OK, so I just heard that @henrycavill is being cancelled because he dated Gina Carano 10 years ago…..OMG this is ridiculous. I am sick and tired of this cancel culture bulls***!!!!! SO WHAT!?!?! WHO CARES!?
So, Henry Cavill is actually just getting ‘cancelled’ because people don’t like Gina Carano. But what has Gina Carano done?
Gina Carano has been ‘cancelled’ too
Back in November 2020, Gina Carano was ‘cancelled’ online after she began posting a number of different political tweets that caused a real stir amongst social media users.
The tweets were all about mask-wearing during the Covid-19 pandemic and alleged that she was anti-mask, which didn’t go down well online.
Then, in February 2021, she landed herself in hot water yet again. Like before, she again voiced her unpopular opinions and posted a series of controversial posts, this time on Instagram.
In a now-deleted Instagram Story, she likened being a modern-day Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust.
Then, she posted a photo of people wearing masks with the caption “meanwhile in California”, further reinforcing the anti-mask stance that has landed her in hot water on social media before.
LucasFilm sacked Gina Carano
The dislike for Gina Carano got so intense on social media that LucasFilm, the production company behind The Mandalorian, listened to the backlash and made the decision to fire her from the Star Wars spin off.
In a statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm said: “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
They also described Gina’s social media posts as “abhorrent” and said: “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”