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SNL Cold Open Takes on Gina Carano Controversy

Saturday Night time Reside bought in on the Gina Carano controversy this weekend, taking goal on the former star of The Mandalorian‘s firing from Lucasfilm within the present’s chilly open. Greatest recognized for enjoying Cara Dune on the Star Wars collection, Carano was let go earlier this month from her function on the collection following months of controversial social media posts. An announcement launched by Lucasfilm on the time labeled Carano’s on-line habits as “abhorrent.”

Given how a lot consideration has been on the Carano controversy currently, it was only a matter of time earlier than the story made its method to Saturday Night time Reside. The latest episode, hosted by Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Web page, started with a chilly open introduced within the format of a brand new speak present launched by Britney Spears. The idea of the fictional present, dubbed “Oops You Did It Again,” is for celebrities to publicly apologize for issues they’ve achieved fallacious.

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In the course of the skit, Cecily Robust is launched as Gina Carano to talk about her firing from The Mandalorian. In actual life, Carano has not apologized for her posts and insists that she was “bullied” by Lucasfilm, arguing that she was actually let go merely for her conservative views. With Robust doing her finest Gina impression, Carano doubles down with this viewpoint within the SNL sketch, refusing to see why her social media posts had been offensive.

“I’m here for the opposite [of apologizing], I’ve done nothing wrong,” Robust’s Carano says, asking for somebody to elucidate to her what she did that was so dangerous. After Britney factors out the current put up from Carano evaluating conservatives to folks residing in Nazy Germany, Carano laments how she “never would have made that Nazi comparison if I had known everyone was gonna be such a Nazi about it.”

Decrying cancel tradition, Gina Carano provides: “And I was canceled by Disney? Disney is the moral high ground? Have you heard Br’er Rabbit’s accent on the Splash Mountain ride recently?”

The SNL phase additionally poked enjoyable at Ted Cruz with Aidy Bryant portraying the Texas Senator on his means dwelling from Cancun, full with cornrows and a margarita in hand. Cruz had been closely criticized for leaving the state throughout an influence disaster that has left tens of millions of Texans with out energy or water. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) additionally appeared within the skit alongside Cruz to handle current controversy over his administration withholding the state’s nursing dwelling loss of life toll in the course of the pandemic.

Carano is likely to be gone from The Mandalorian, however she is not going away. The actress and MMA star has already lined up her subsequent venture, teaming up with Ben Shapiro’s Day by day Wire to develop, write, and star in her personal upcoming film. No particulars have but been revealed in regards to the venture past Carano’s involvement, however she may have the liberty to basically do no matter she desires. She may even converse at size about her firing together with the aftermath in a brand new interview for Shapiro’s present to be launched on Sunday. The chilly open video involves us from Saturday Night time Reside on YouTube.

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