Twitter bots – robots that interact with humans – have a long history. The Twitter API is fairly easy to use and there is little protection against creating new accounts automatically. This ease of use used to be great for programmers but now Twitter has a huge bot problem. Anyone can purchase fake/bot Twitter followers for a Twitter account. And anyone can also have multiple accounts (sock puppets) using different personas, as long as they have multiple email accounts in order to do it. We’ve even shown before how Disney and Lucasfilm have their own Twitter bot army.
It isn’t uncommon for Star Wars actors and actresses to express themselves on social media, from Mark Hamill to Daisy Ridley. We reported earlier how Boba Fett actor Mark Anthony Austin, recently threw in the towel on social media after being harassed on Twitter by activist users. However, one Star Wars actor has refused to bend the knee and she has no problem expressing herself on social media either.
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) July 1, 2020
It would appear that Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on Disney+ The Mandalorian, is now being attacked by either bots, several social justice advocates copying & pasting the same attack, or one sociopathic user who has dozens of sock puppet accounts in order to do attack the actress after she posted the following image.
She tweeted a 1936 photo of a man (possibly August Landmesser who worked at a shipyard in Hamburg, Germany) conspicuously refusing to perform the Nazi salute with all the other workers. For some reason, this set the attacks into motion who attacked her for posting any image that even included a Nazi.
When Carano valiantly pushed back against the troll (who goes by the villain name ‘Maxwell Lord’) things really heated up and dozens of trolls began calling her a racist (bootlicker, bitch, dipshit, etc) without any evidence whatsoever. Where do these people come from?
She was accused of racism over and over and repeatedly harassed by dozens of trolls, many insisting that Carano endorse BLM (Black Lives Matter) or ACAB (“All Cops Are Bastards”) to prove she wasn’t a racist.
This came from tipster Dataracer who made some interesting observations about these attack accounts.
Bot accounts harassing Gina Carano will post the same message within 1 minute of each other.
Matching profiles with: “She/Her – BLM/ACAB” bios that change name & layout.
Actual proof of someone using bots to bully a female Star Wars actress. pic.twitter.com/uVWcBmKwWd
— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) August 5, 2020
All of this bullying and harrassment, being called several offensive names, including “racist” repeatedly, was it truly because she was a proven racist, or was it because she had been “red-pilled” as some of her followers had gushed about?
Gina being red pilled is almost as beautiful as she is.
— NWWizard (@guy_storz) July 1, 2020
The red pill or the blue pill is a meme representing a choice between taking either a “red pill” that reveals an unpleasant truth (in this case that the media is lying, or that you shouldn’t be a conforming sheep, etc), or taking a “blue pill” to remain in blissful ignorance. The terms are directly derived from a scene in the 1999 film The Matrix. Perhaps Carano has figured out that groups like ACAB and BLM are run by communist Marxist organizations and do not have Americans’ best interests at heart?
But that post was about a brave man who publicly defied Hitler and the Nazi’s???? How do they Target her for that
— KickSmark My Heart (@TP7187) August 5, 2020
Seems like the oddest of reasons to attack her, but what do we expect from fascists who call themselves anti-fascists? If you support Gina, and want to offer her some encouragement, check out her twitter timeline here.
My heart is filled with so much warmth from all of you.. Just when you think the darkness starts closing in, all of you lit a candle to light my way. 🕯 It really is incredible the people standing with each other, heart to heart. Believe there is hope. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/oXvJ3DQ3tC
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) August 5, 2020
And if there was ever any doubt, Gina was right all along. Will the media report how this woman is being harassed on social media the way they did for Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran? I’ll give you three guesses and the first two don’t count.