Some people may have been confused when other folks have started adding their preferred pronouns in their social media bios, email signatures, and even in their introductions. However, it is more than just a mere trend since it has been an easy way for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people to make sure that they are addressed properly.
Interestingly, The Mandalorian Season 2 star Gina Carano has decided to share her own "pronouns" to her Twitter bio as part of a joke. Unfortunately, it is now being seen as a transphobic move that people believe is mocking the pronouns of trans people.
Gina Carano recently updated her Twitter bio in a similar way that other people have been announcing their pronouns like "John Smith he/him" or "Jane Doe they/them." However, the star of The Mandalorian Season 2 decided to write her name down as "Gina Carano boop/bop/beep".
The former MMA star was clearly making a joke about the pronouns with her own Twitter bio. Unfortunately, it is now being viewed as transphobic and many people have reached out to Gina Carano in an effort to make her take it down. On the other hand, Carano has stated that she is not transphobic while refusing to change her bio and claiming that the attackers were bullies.
So, was it a transphobic pronoun joke or have people simply misunderstood the true intention of the Twitter bio? Gina Carano has since addressed the issue in a tweet explaining her side of the story.
"Beep/bop/boop has zero to do with mocking trans people & (100 points symbol) to do with exposing the bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine causes," Carano wrote. "I want people to know you can take hate with a smile. So BOOP you for misunderstanding." She then added the hashtag #AllLoveNoHate.
Luckily, Gina Carano has since changed her bio, which now shows her name along with a white candle. Needless to say, it's a good thing that the confusion has been cleared before it got out of hand.
Gina Carano is best known for being one of the biggest MMA stars who has made the move to acting. She previously appeared in Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds and is currently set to reprise her role as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian Season 2. The Star Wars series will return on Disney+ on October 31.