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Should Gina Carano Be Fired from "The Mandalorian" for Her "Beep/Bop/Boop" Comments?

Carano denies accusations that she was expressing transphobic views.

Actor and former MMA fighter Gina Carano has come under fire this week after being accused of transphobia on Twitter.

Best known for portraying Angel Dust in 2016's Deadpool, and Cara Dune in the Disney+ series Star Wars: The Mandalorian—which will be premiering its second season next month—Carano has faced calls that she should be fired from her role as an interstellar mercenary and friend of Baby Yoda for adding "beep/bop/boop" to her Twitter display name.

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CULTURE

Grieving Chadwick Boseman and Imagining Black Futures

The Black community is grieving the death of Chadwick Boseman together.

Chadwick Boseman smiling

The New York Times

On August 28, the death of Chadwick Boseman was announced, and the news carried with it a particular kind of sadness.

We saw him in 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods. He played Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up. We learned to associate him with greatness, even before Black Panther, but the Marvel movie put him over the top. No one else could have played T'Challa. No one else could have brought that energy. Boseman is the one we called king. Now he has gone to be with the ancestors, and those of us still here are mourning this earthly loss.

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Music Features

Twenty One Pilots and Apoliticism in the Black Lives Matter Era

Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph has left fans disappointed by making a joke when asked to speak on BLM.

As 2020 continues to test our collective sanity, some celebrities have proven to be extremely out of touch.

It's nothing new for Hollywood's elite to make tone-deaf social media posts making light of current events, and the heightened awareness brought to the Black Lives Matter movement following the murder of George Floyd by police has shown many people's true colors. The latest offender in an ever-growing list of disappointments is Tyler Joseph, singer of the very popular rock duo Twenty One Pilots.

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