After “Star Wars” star Gina Carano added the joke pronouns “boop/bop/beep” to her Twitter bio to stand against pressure to use false descriptions of people’s sex, she faced the usual vicious attacks by sock puppets and poorly adjusted online denizens.
Unlike many other celebrities and athletes, however, Carano is not reversing herself and apologizing to the mob. The MMA fighter is going for the jugular, continuing to stand firm on the realities that men are men and women are women, and speech policing is an aspect of totalitarianism.
It all started when Carano got sick of online harassment over her refusal to signal support for de-sexing humanity. She put “boop/bop/beep” into her bio, mocking the leftist virtue signal of putting on social media the pronouns people demand that others use regardless of accuracy, on pain of job loss, relationship destruction, and public harassment.
“I’m not against trans lives at all,” she wrote pointedly. “They need to find less abusive representation.”
Rather than bend to the heat that resulted from boldly speaking her mind, Carano continued to reject the barrage of bullying that ensued, even playing with her would-be tormenters.
Carano has a history of courage in the face of cancel culture. In August, she faced down harassment for posting to Twitter a famous picture of a man refusing to salute Adolf Hitler. She was called a “Nazi” for highlighting resistance to the OG Nazis — the National Socialist Party of mid-20th-century Germany.
Carano has also been harassed for refusing to give homage to leftist idols, including not expressing support for the Marxist Black Lives Matter organization and refusing to say “all cops are b-stards.”