Daisy Ridley fires back at Ted Cruz for defending Gina Carano
There was a big feud recently between Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley. The actress fired back at the politician for criticizing her Star Wars character without any reason, meanwhile defending former Mandalorian star Gina Carano.
Daisy Ridley fires back at Ted Cruz!
In his recent rant on Twitter, Ted Cruz went after Daisy Ridley’s character Rey from the Star Wars sequels. After fleeing from Texas amid the environmental disaster, the Senator came on Twitter to defend Gina Carano, whom Disney fired for her controversial social media posts. While defending her, Cruz went after Rey and called her an “emotionally tortured Jedi in the following tweet:
Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 11, 2021
However, this backhanded comment by Cruz had slipped Ridley’s eyes as she did not take notice of it at all. She only found out about it when Yahoo reporter Kevin Polowy brought it up in front of her. Polowy asked Ridley about Cruz’s attempt to defend Carano. At the time, the Senator implied that Disney doesn’t want strong female characters like Cara Dune as part of Star Wars. And that did not sit well with Daisy Ridley, who didn’t know of Cruz’s comments. Therefore, she had no problem firing back at him, saying:
I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi… who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time.
You might enjoy this one, Twitter.
Daisy Ridley responds to @TedCruz’s not-so-subtle attempt at dissing her Star Wars heroine Rey.
“I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi… who doesn’t leave their state when it’s having a terrible time.” pic.twitter.com/jijTmfbfFZ
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) February 24, 2021
Despite missing out on the jibe Ted Cruz passed at her, Ridley was updated on politics enough to know what the senator was up to in his home state. Cruz abandoned Texas in the middle of the environmental crisis for a vacation in Cancun. But, he had to return much earlier than he anticipated. After all, voters notice if their representatives abandon them during a time of crisis. Neither did Texas miss out on that, nor did Daisy Ridley.