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    Ain't no sex tape

    Looks like Gina got herself a boy toy. Good for her.

    Man of Steel's Henry Cavill and Girlfriend Gina Carano Make Red Carpet Debut
    by Bruna Nessif Thu., Jan. 10, 2013 9:37 PM PST

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    Sorry ladies, Superman Henry Cavill is taken.

    The Man of Steel actor made his red carpet debut at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards tonight with a lady on his arm, and not just any lady, but MMA fighter and Haywire star Gina Carano.

    But it's not exactly a new couple alert.

    The duo have reportedly been dating for four months now, but hadn't made a public appearance together until tonight.

    Cavill's split from his long-term fianceé Ellen Whitaker went public in August, with a source telling Us Weekly, "There was no fallout. They just both agreed it wasn't working. They broke up three months ago."
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    I have a sex tape!
    anyway, I am told that just to say that, your visibility quotient goes up 20-30 points. Mine went down by 50 points! Go figure!

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    Since Gina's dating a superhero...

    ...can she play the next Wonder Woman?




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    ttt 4 2014

    Gina Carano 'very open' to a return to MMA 'if circumstances were right'
    Damon Martin
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    MAR 24, 2014 7:00p ET


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    Gina Carano very open to the idea of stepping inside the cage again

    Gina Carano has been very busy over the past few years, landing roles in several feature films including "Fast & Furious 6" as well as her latest movie, "In The Blood," which opens on April 4.

    Ever since her last fight in Strikeforce in 2009, Carano has turned her focus solely to acting because she needed to dedicate herself to that art 100 percent if she was ever going to make a career out of it. Right away, Carano landed action roles like in the movie "Haywire," where she starred opposite Hollywood A-listers like Michael Fassbender and Bill Paxton.

    She's still doing the action-movie thing these days. But Carano turned a corner in her latest movie, in which she was finally able to drop the tough-girl facade for at least one major scene, and it opened her eyes to what was possible in the future.

    "One of the things I really like doing that shows up in 'In the Blood' is an emotional scene, which it was so hard to get to that place, but once I got there and I did it, I'm so proud of that," Carano told FOX Sports on Monday. "There's fight scenes that I've done that I'm really, really proud of, but for that moment, that day, walking away I felt, 'That's what it's about.'

    "I think that the world and the entertainment business makes it really hard. Because they see you're good at something and they want to see you do that over and over. Sometimes actors and actresses say, 'That's what I'm good at, that's where I'm staying, that's where I make my money,' but for me personally, I just need to constantly be growing."

    Beyond her role in 'In the Blood,' Carano is definitely aware of the other reason her name has been in the news so much lately. UFC commentator Joe Rogan managed to single-handedly put Carano at the tip of the tongue of every fan and reporter when he teased that the UFC was on the verge of making a huge move in the women's division, possibly matching up champion Ronda Rousey with one of the biggest fights in UFC history.

    UFC president Dana White immediately threw water on Rogan's flames, but where there's smoke there's fire, and it sounds as if Carano isn't opposed to the idea of coming back to fighting if she gets the right offer. Details were sketchy because of confidentiality, but the first-ever face of women's MMA definitely didn't shut down the idea of fighting in the UFC one day soon.

    "I don't mind it at all. I've never retired. I've never officially said that," Carano said. "For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don't know, there's a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I'm trying to make my future into, that's an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I'm very open to it."

    The circumstances could mean any number of scenarios, but first and foremost Carano still wants to be able to pursue her acting career without sacrificing the foundation she's built in the past five years. While she couldn't reveal the nature of how far her discussions have gone about coming back, Carano did say there have been some interesting conversations already, and she's open to the possibility of returning if everything falls perfectly into place.

    "I feel like I can't say too much. I've got all this information that if I could just speak freely, this is actually what's going on," Carano teased. "I wish I could open up my mind and tell you exactly the things that I've seen and the conversations that I've had, but I think to sum it up in a nice, safe way for me is if circumstances were right, and if it's a good enough circumstance (I would come back) because my first love is MMA.

    "It's not something that I ever really like to share with people, it's something that I did because it made me feel good. I had no idea how popular MMA was ever going to get. It's just something that really straightened me out. It wasn't yoga, it wasn't anything else, and it still is something that I practice and I love to train. Of course I haven't trained for a fight in a long time, so it gets kind of interesting when these rumors start coming up. But if I ever did do something like that, I would want the circumstances to be correct and right."

    Carano understands that she's been out of action for five years, and with that time off comes a whole lot of dulled edges and ring rust. To return to fighting, Carano would need to sharpen her skills with a new fight team and a slew of new training partners.

    There is also the financial component because if Carano drops out of the Hollywood scene for six months to prepare and get ready for a fight, that means money out of her pocket and a lot of potential acting opportunities missed.

    "I would definitely take something like that extremely seriously," Carano said. "I would dedicate myself to it, and need the time because you're taking somebody who hasn't fought in a while, that hasn't been in the fight camp-type environment; and it would have to be done in a time where there would be enough time for me to get ready for that and be able to support myself during that time because that's all I'd be doing is taking that seriously, and it would take me away from other projects or potential projects that I've been working this far in my life to get to.

    "Sometimes I look at it like this -- what do you want to do in life? By the time you're 80 and you look back at what you've done and the decisions that you made, you want to have pride and respect in what you've done. Being a paid athlete and doing something like that in such a professional way because MMA has grown, I mean you've got nutritionists, you've got the research to back up what works and what doesn't work, and it's such a beautiful thing now. MMA fighters are some of the best fighters in the world, and now they're being treated like it."

    When Carano first started fighting, not only were women not competing in the UFC, but they were barely a blip on the MMA radar. Now in just a few short years, there are two women's divisions in the UFC, Rousey is one of the sport's biggest stars, and women will headline an upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter."

    Carano can't deny that she would love to be a part of it all over again just to see the growth of the seeds she helped to plant all those years ago. Everyone in the sport seems enthusiastic about a Gina Carano return to MMA, and she's willing to entertain the idea as well -- as long as it's the right opportunity.

    "When I was fighting, I feel kind of ancient sometimes, because I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, that's not the way it was!' It was hard to walk in the gym and have another woman to train with, and now it's like they have groups of females that train together, and there's so many good females out there. They've all been really positive, and I really appreciate Cris Cyborg saying that and Ronda saying that (they would like me to come back); it makes me feel really kind of warm," Carano said about a potential return.

    "I'm more of a fan of MMA now than I've ever been. I'm saying if the circumstance was right, I'd definitely consider it -- if the circumstance were right."
    Define "right circumstances"
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    I would like to see Gina jump back in it. I doubt she has what it takes to be #1 again, but she would be a good gatekeeper for the up and coming.

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    Gina vs. Ronda

    It may only happen in videogames. Part of this is mutual coattailing on ITB, but it would certainly be a big seller for UFC.
    Dana White, Ronda Rousey say Gina Carano deserves an immediate title shot
    By Dave Doyle @davedoylemma on Apr 9 2014, 6:00p 171


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    LOS ANGELES -- A potential Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano fight just got a whole lot more real.

    At a Wednesday downtown media event, both Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, and UFC president Dana White indicated that they're not just interested in a fight between the two biggest names in women's MMA history, but also that Carano would get an immediate title shot if she returns to the sport.

    "I think it would be the best thing for women's MMA," said Rousey, who wasn't scheduled to be part of the event pushing UFC 173, but showed up midway through. "I think it would be the highest profile fight that could be done. I don't think it would make sense for her to come back and fight somebody else and take the risk of maybe losing and not being able to capitalize on the fight between me and her. I think it would make more sense to go straight to a title fight."

    White, who was scheduled to meet with Carano to discuss her contract status on Wednesday night, let fly with an accidental double entendre when asked about the potential bout. "I'd do Ronda and Gina," White said. After the explosion of laughter in the room subsided and White turned a deep shade of red, he said "I'd do that fight."

    The biggest point of contention in making the fight is the fact that Carano has not competed since 2009 and has not won a fight since 2008.

    Rousey says that a fight with Carano is a matter of paying respect to a legend of the game.

    "She's one of the pioneers on the sport," Rousey said. "She's the reason I fight at all. You can't say she's just coming in off the street. How can you say no to the woman that I owe everything to? I would bend over backwards to fight her. I'm not going to make her run through the gauntlet to fight me. I would show up at her house if that's where she wanted to fight."

    White made it clear that if such a fight would happen, it would have to occur at 135 pounds. Carano only made 135 once in her career and missed 140 pounds on multiple occasions.

    "Last time I've seen her, have you seen her recently?" White says. "She's smaller, she said she's walking around way lighter than she used to."

    White shot down the idea that the bout could be contested at a catchweight, which was the route the company took the last time a champion vs. legend opportunity presented itself, with then-welterweight champ Matt Hughes vs. pioneer Royce Gracie in 2006.

    "Royce doesn't give a s--- about titles and stuff like that," White said. "He didn't want time limits, rounds, or rules, completely different way of thinking. Royce didn't give a s--- about belts or anything like that. Royce just wanted to fight Matt Hughes. Big difference.

    The UFC inherited Carano's contract from Strikeforce when the latter company was purchased.

    "She's going to come back when she wants to sign," White said. "She's the type of person like this one here (pointing at Rousey), she's not coming back just because. She's coming back because she wants the title."
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    If I was Carano's team I wouldn't want the first match to be against Rousey. Sure, it would be a huge draw, but she needs to wade through the shallow end for a minute. You don't just decide to fight again and then jump in with someone like Rousey.

    That being said, if Carano could keep it standing and avoid the clinch she has a shot at it. Assuming she's still what she once was. Interesting fight, anyways. Still, there are people who have earned their shot recently and it's pretty weak to just bypass them for a bigger gate. I know it's a biz, but c'mon. A lil integrity would be nice.

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    It's all about Rousey vs. Carano

    I feel ya, Syn7. But in terms of the biz, Dana is gonna push for that title match. That's where the payout is...at least, for Dana.

    Screeeeeech! New report slams the brakes on Gina Carano's UFC deal
    By Jesse Holland  @Jesse_Holland on Jul 14 2014, 9:36am


    Gina Carano to UFC? Not just yet ...

    Gina Carano can be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, or she can be a Hollywood action star.

    But can she be both?

    That depends on whether or not Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White can convince the studio that "Conviction" can still be the belle of the box office, even if she gets smashed by UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

    From Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter:

    Gina Carano to the UFC is not as much of a lock as I thought it was yesterday. Movie conflicts. Studio has to sign off. Studio worried that losing to Ronda will hurt Gina's action hero allure. Not to say it won't get done. Just that more forces are at play than just Dana negotiating with her agent. Not as simple.
    White is expected to meet with the former Strikeforce attraction later this week and has promised UFC fans he's going to get the f---ing deal done. But how marketable would she be to producers if several million fight fans watch her surrender to "Rowdy" in the main event of a UFC pay-per-view (PPV)?

    Or even worse, an unheralded up-and-comer?

    Losing to Cris Cyborg over five years ago didn't seem to hurt her box office muscle, but it was a different sport back in 2009 with different levels of visibility (like FOX). Rousey, too, is doing work on the silver screen and since these gals are not in high demand for romantic comedies or British dramadies, audiences need to believe they can kick some ass.

    Decisions, decisions.
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    I like Gina, a lot. But truthfully, I don't see Gina being able to beat Ronda at this point. Even if Gina could still fight at the same level as her peak. Only Dana and Ronda really stand to benefit from such a match, IMO.

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    I'm inclined to agree, Jimbo

    The real battlefield between Gina and Ronda will be at the box office. We'll see how Ronda fares next month.
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    This is a little dated

    But I didn't want to just leave this hanging.

    Dana White: Gina Carano 'hardest human being we've ever dealt with'
    Damon Martin
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    SEP 25, 2014 8:42p ET
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    It looks like Gina Carano won't be fighting in the UFC after all.

    For the last few months, former Elite XC and Strikeforce fighter Gina Carano has been in negotiations to sign with the UFC and face women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for her first fight.

    UFC president Dana White started contract discussions with Carano and her team earlier this year and it seemed with each passing event he got more and more confident that a deal would get done.

    And then the bottom fell out.

    According to White, the negotiations with Carano have come to a halt and won't likely pick up again any time soon.

    "The hardest human being we've ever dealt with and I didn't see it coming," White said about trying to sign Carano. "I don't know, we'll see how these things play out. Just incredibly difficult. We've dealt with (Brock) Lesnar, Tito (Ortiz), Chuck (Liddell) was f--king king of the world, Ronda Rousey, we've pretty much done deals with everyone on Earth and she is the hardest f--king athlete we have ever dealt with."

    White doesn't hold ill will towards Carano personally, but believes she's allowing her managers to run the show with the negotiations and that's where things went south permanently when trying to bring her to the UFC.

    While no door is ever closed permanently when it comes to a free agent signing with the UFC, White appears to be hammering at least a few nails in this coffin for now.

    "The problem is she allows herself to be handled by these Hollywood f--king idiots. It's absolutely crazy. We've had all the biggest superstars in the world. You're talking about a girl who hasn't fought in a while. Any time you deal with anyone in f--king Hollywood it's a joke. It's literally a joke, it's comical. You feel like you're in a 'Saturday Night Live' skit," White said. "This can't be f--king real. In dealing with her people, I don't know if it can be done."

    As negotiations were ongoing with Carano's representatives, White bowed out and allowed UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta to handle negotiations. Things got so bad at one point, however, that even Fertitta gave up.

    "I'm going to tell you what Lorenzo (Fertitta) said to me -- he said whatever you do, if you want this fight to happen, do not talk to her manager," White said. "That's what Lorenzo said to me. He said 'you will f--king go crazy, you will lose your mother----ing mind. If you want this to happen, please don't call this guy.' A few days ago Lorenzo was like 'it's probably time for you to call this guy.' That's how bad it's been. I'll leave it at that."

    White didn't want to give details in terms of what slowed down the process but it didn't sound like a financial dispute over money for the contract. Either way, whatever the problems were that persisted, don't expect to see Carano in the UFC any time soon.
    Maybe Gina is just smart. If Dana can get one more fight out of Gina, it's all about Carano vs. Rousey. And Gina will be outgunned there. She's out of practice, hasn't fought since Carano vs. Cyborg and that was half a decade ago. She'd be nuts to step in the cage with Rousey now. Besides, she's living the Hollywood life. Can ya blame her?
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    I just merged a few Gina threads to make this here one...

    Gina Carano, star of MMA’s ring and silver screen, on fighting and feminism
    By Carolyne Zinko September 20, 2017 Updated: September 20, 2017 5:15pm


    Gina Carano smiles after a training session in 2009 in Las Vegas. Photo: Esther Lin, AP

    Before Ronda Rousey became a mixed martial arts superstar, Gina Carano — a fighter with Bay Area ties — was busy paving the way for other women to follow. She’s the kind of 35-year-old who likes to work out hard — getting a black eye from a wayward punch is no big deal. On the flip side, she’s girly enough to wear makeup (Chanel’s her favorite).


    Carano fought in the first officially sanctioned female MMA bout in Nevada in 2006 and left the ring in 2009 after losing to Brazilian Cris “Cyborg” Santos in San Jose, in the first headline match to feature women. With her cover-girl looks, she turned to Hollywood and appeared in a string of action films, including 2011’s “Haywire,” 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” and 2016’s “Deadpool.”

    It was in tiny gym in San Francisco that Carano fought in her very first fight some 13 years ago. Her grandfather is the name behind Ferrari-Carano winery in Healdsburg. And surprise: She and her boyfriend, kickboxer Kevin Ross, have been quietly living in the East Bay for two years. On Saturday, Sept. 23, she’ll be ringside again, supporting Ross as he takes on Domenic Lomurno in the Featherweight Kickboxing World Title Bout at the SAP Center, one of several matches put on by Bellator MMA, with the main event featuring Benson Henderson against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

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    Carano, who gives few interviews, talked exclusively with the Style section about the rise of women in MMA, feminism versus femininity, and what she likes about getting a black eye. The interview has been edited for length.

    Q: Where are you calling from today?


    A: Dublin (California.). I moved from Los Angeles to Dublin two years ago. I absolutely love Northern California. I just went on a bike ride in Sonoma, the first time I ever rode a road bike. It was a 100-mile, three-day journey and (actor) Dennis Quaid ended up being my bike coach in a Parkinson’s disease charity ride.

    Q: Do you get to San Francisco?

    A: I need to make it into San Francisco more. It’s where I had my first fight ever. It was at this tiny little gym. MMA and kickboxing weren’t what they are now. It was like a “Fight Club” scenario. The place didn’t have any air conditioning, it was way overpacked. It probably should have had 150 people but there were 400 people packed in a tiny gym. The girl who was closest to me was 12 pounds heavier than me. I did really well, but thought, “What have I gotten myself into?” After I got done with the fight, I was addicted.

    Q: How has women’s participation in MMA changed since you last fought?

    A: Just like anything and any sport, everything has its beginning and its middle and it keeps growing. I was very fortunate to be at the beginning of it hitting mainstream. By the time Cyborg and I had fought, we had garnered enough attention that people were ready to see women in the cage. By people being able to see it on TV, it opened up people’s eyes and inspired a lot of females to go in and be the first to fight in the UFC. You had Ronda Rousey, who took it to another level. Now it’s like wildfire.

    Q: Why Dublin?

    A: In Los Angeles, I was getting too carried away with (film proposals like) “Here’s an action movie, here’s this ...” You see this suff come across your desk. I was always a fan of (Jane Austen’s) “Pride and Prejudice,” a fan of stories. I didn’t watch the “Fast & Furious” before I was in it. To be honest, I didn’t watch it after. I love that crowd, and people who are into cars, but it wasn’t really my deal. In moving out here and training with a wonderful gym, CSA (Combat Sports Academy), I just kind of started doing my own passion projects and developing things I want to do and see. I feel like I’m taking back control of my life.

    Q: How much does feminism play a role in this sport, and how do female fighters keep their femininity?

    A: Being feminine is something that men and women both have. When you’re facing somebody else in a fight, the natural you is going to come out. At that point, feminism and masculinity doesn’t matter. You get the job done. There’s a quote out there I really love: “If we’re shooting to be like guys, we’re shooting too low.” I don’t mean that as a knock on men. I love men, and I love men being men. Where women get it wrong is in saying, “I have to be like this man in order to do their job.” That is the wrong mentality. If we do the job in the way we know how, there’s so much beauty and brilliance and presence and style in a woman’s mind, and if you bring that into the ring, it’s a completely different animal than men.

    Q: What makes for a champion, in your opinion?

    A: The word champion gets thrown out there a lot, maybe too much. Definitely too much. Everybody’s a champion. Everybody has a belt. What makes a champion? It’s like a little diamond in someone. It’s about the purity of how they’ve conducted themselves in their career. Did they take those tough fights, put it on the line, risk losing it, come back? All these things that make a person special and truly a champion. They’re very few and far between.

    Q: How do you get in shape?

    A: Being in shape starts in your mind. If you don’t have the right purpose, like you’re getting in shape because your boyfriend or husband says you need to lose a few pounds, then f— off. That’s the wrong kind of pressure. Or because you’re an actress and need to lose weight for the camera. That’ll eventually implode.

    You have a healthy relationship with food and balance. I’m not in the best shape but I love myself more. The more comfortable you get in yourself, the more you’ll do it for yourself, not for outward pressure.

    Q: What about bruising?

    A: I love a good black eye. I’m weird. I like the fact that you can see something, and watch it evolve and heal. I have a very sturdy body. My jaw, my nose, my face — I’ve been very blessed with a very sturdy body. I would do stunts with Michael Fassbender for (the film) “Haywire” and he was on the ground, “Oh! My knees!” and I was just kind of standing there. In the same film, Ewan McGregor punched me once when I was practicing. He was like, “Oh! I’m so sorry.” I was like, “No — is your hand OK?” I’ve been like this since I was a little girl — a bit of a wrecking ball, I guess.”

    Q: This is the Style section, so let’s talk makeup. Do you have any favorites?

    A: I do use Chanel Perfection Lumière sunscreen tinted moisturizer. I’m not very big on a lot of makeup. The less makeup I wear, the younger I feel. I’m not opposed to putting on some natural-looking false eyelashes. I love opening up the eyes. My little sister got me into Rodan and Fields (skin care). I like to stay away from chemicals.

    Q: What’s more fun — mixed martial arts or making movies?

    A: At different points in my life, they’ve both served a great expression for me. Mixed martial arts is something I’ve done nonstop. But I think storytelling is one of the most powerful things you can do. I haven’t been fortunate enough in telling the stories I want to tell, but I don’t want to give up trying.

    Q: Fans are being offered a chance to win a dinner with you and MMA stars Michael Chandler and Fedor Emelianenko. I can’t imagine those brutes sitting down with a white tablecloth and glasses of Chardonnay. What’s this about?

    A: If people think I’ll just be “Salad, please,” they’re completely mistaken. I’m not sure where it’s going to be, other than in San Jose. The cool thing is that I’ve never met Fedor in all my years in the sport, so ... I’m super excited and a little bit nervous. I’m having a fan girl moment when it comes to meeting Fedor.

    Carolyne Zinko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: czinko@sfchronicle.com
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    Gina is getting trolled

    The original tweets are embedded in the original article.

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    Why Gina Carano is Being Targeted By Trolls on Twitter
    BY EMMA NOLAN ON 8/5/20 AT 7:37 AM EDT

    MMA champion and actress Gina Carano has had a tumultuous few days on twitter due to controversy over her recent tweets as the hashtag #Ginacaranoisoverparty began trending on August 5.

    The 38-year-old Haywire and The Mandalorian star has been called "racist" and a "bootlicker" and it seemingly began when she posted the famous black and white photo showing a collective Nazi Salute, where one man isn't saluting.

    She later posted an article about the photo, writing: "Heartbreaking and powerful story of a man who changed his ways for the woman he loved.. love changes the world, one person at a time."

    On August 4, Carano tweeted: "In my experience, screaming at someone that they are a racist when they are indeed NOT a racist & any post and/or research you do will show you those exact facts. Then I'm sorry, these people are not 'educators'... they are cowards and bullies."

    This came after she posted the black and white photo which seemed to spur on a slew of tweets targeting the actress.

    One Twitter user, defending Carano wrote: "Gina Carano is being bullied & harassed by SJW trolls. They're calling her a 'racist bootlicker' & demanding she 'Say ACAB/BLM' to prove she's not racist. Gina is having none of it, calling them cowards for trying to bully her off social media."

    They added, sharing screenshots of tweets targeting Carano: "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."


    Gina Carano attends the premiere of Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" at El Capitan Theatre on November 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)
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    However, many accused Carano of blocking accounts that support the Black Lives Matter movement. As one user wrote: "Unfollow gina carano. she blocks people for saying BLM and has a defense squad of neo-liberals and right-wing *******s #notmycaradune #ginacaranoisoverparty."

    Others are claiming they are trying to "educate" Carano, with one person tweeting: "These aren't trolls, these are people trying to educate you so you can get on the right side of history."

    Carano responded to say that those tweeting her are not "educators" but "bullies and cowards."

    However, Carano appears to be unfazed by the attention and address the "trolls" in a tweet yesterday, sharing a photo saying "the trash took itself out" and writing: "Dear trolls.. pssst..(oh but make sure you keep checking in from all of your other 12 fake accounts). Cowards."



    Newsweek has reached out to Carano's representatives for comment."]Why Gina Carano is Being Targeted By Trolls on Twitter[/URL]
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    MMA champion and actress Gina Carano has had a tumultuous few days on twitter due to controversy over her recent tweets as the hashtag #Ginacaranoisoverparty began trending on August 5.

    The 38-year-old Haywire and The Mandalorian star has been called "racist" and a "bootlicker" and it seemingly began when she posted the famous black and white photo showing a collective Nazi Salute, where one man isn't saluting.

    She later posted an article about the photo, writing: "Heartbreaking and powerful story of a man who changed his ways for the woman he loved.. love changes the world, one person at a time."


    On August 4, Carano tweeted: "In my experience, screaming at someone that they are a racist when they are indeed NOT a racist & any post and/or research you do will show you those exact facts. Then I'm sorry, these people are not 'educators'... they are cowards and bullies."


    This came after she posted the black and white photo which seemed to spur on a slew of tweets targeting the actress.


    One Twitter user, defending Carano wrote: "Gina Carano is being bullied & harassed by SJW trolls. They're calling her a 'racist bootlicker' & demanding she 'Say ACAB/BLM' to prove she's not racist. Gina is having none of it, calling them cowards for trying to bully her off social media."




    They added, sharing screenshots of tweets targeting Carano: "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."

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    However, many accused Carano of blocking accounts that support the Black Lives Matter movement. As one user wrote: "Unfollow gina carano. she blocks people for saying BLM and has a defense squad of neo-liberals and right-wing *******s #notmycaradune #ginacaranoisoverparty."

    Others are claiming they are trying to "educate" Carano, with one person tweeting: "These aren't trolls, these are people trying to educate you so you can get on the right side of history."

    Carano responded to say that those tweeting her are not "educators" but "bullies and cowards."

    However, Carano appears to be unfazed by the attention and address the "trolls" in a tweet yesterday, sharing a photo saying "the trash took itself out" and writing: "Dear trolls.. pssst..(oh but make sure you keep checking in from all of your other 12 fake accounts). Cowards."

    Newsweek has reached out to Carano's representatives for comment.
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