Pedro Pascal, the star of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” is now in hot water across YouTube and social media for allegedly making a post on Instagram where he likened Trump supporters losing the election to the Confederacy and Nazi Germany losing in 1865 and 1954. Keep in mind that this was a very close election and about half the country voted for Donald Trump.
Of course he deleted it, but not until after it had already been seen and posted around.
Here’s what he posted:
After he removed it, he instead spent his time further mocking people on Instagram about it.
If true, this is not a good look, nor is it professional.
The ‘Star Wars’ franchise has faced enough issues over fan division and behavior just like this. Legitimate criticisms of the films were met with fans being called names like “racist,””sexist,” and “alt-right.” There has been an dangerous trend in Hollywood and the media where fair criticism is met with bullying and degradation. You are not allowed to criticize them, but they are apparently allowed to generalize and criticize those that disagree with them.
With Disney already struggling as a company, it probably isn’t a good look to have their lead actor, on one of their biggest money makers, possibly insinuate half of their audience are like nazis because they used their right to vote to choose a candidate he didn’t like.
I wonder how his co-star Gina Carano feels about all of this. She has been bullied and attacked several times for standing up against this kind of behavior leveled at her.
He as a right to his vote, just like everyone else has. It’s why we have a two party system. Even if it was a joke, it wasn’t a very well thought out one. He seems to have no remorse for comparing many people, of different genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, etc., to groups that promoted slavery and genocide. For many, that was going too far.
This is likely why a puppet is the real star of the show. He’s actually uniting people instead of going out of his way to divide them.
2020 has been bad enough, be like “The Child.”
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