Henry Cavill receives backlash for dating Gina Carano
Why Henry Cavill dating Gina Carano in the past is causing an uproar?
Now, according to the LA Times, Henry Cavill dated Gina Carano back in 2013 when Man of Steel came out. Now, usually, celebrity dating doesn’t become a point of contention, but with Carano’s recent controversies, things changed a bit.
Gina Carano’s firing from The Mandalorian happened because of her controversial social media posts, in which she compared modern-day Republicans to the persecution of Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust. As a result, Disney let her go after Carano received backlash on social media. She had also been sharing controversial posts in the past about face masks, voter fraud, the COVID-19 vaccine, and other political issues.
And when social media found out that Henry Cavill dated her back in 2013, it sparked a lot of reactions. There were a few light-hearted memes, like:
Hey guys remember when Henry Cavill and Gina Carano dated pic.twitter.com/xfv2ZOjt8w
— Ray (@GarfOfTheGalaxy) February 14, 2021
Henry Cavill and Gina Carano pic.twitter.com/KckTkBaj21
— Fanvax (@fanvaxstudios) February 18, 2021
But, there were some who were questioning Henry Cavill and wanted to cancel him for dating a person with different political opinions. Here are some:
just remembered henry cavill was in a relationship with gina carano and now i’m scared
— Dieuwke Morren | wv spoilers ✨ (@Gimmejagger) February 11, 2021
— Arlo Adis (@arloadis) February 12, 2021
Despite this outrage, there were some who spoke in defence of Henry Cavill and called out the wrongful application of cancel culture, saying it was going too far:
Henry is an adult with a life that does NOT revolve around social media; he’s actually working filming the Witcher. He is a wonderful human & I guarantee will congratulate her when he meets her but he doesn’t owe you or the rest of the internet anything. Get off your high horse. https://t.co/CQxijrwmA2
— thatstarwarsgirl77 (@thatstarwarsgrl) February 22, 2021
Let’s see…Twitter cancel culture went after Gina Carano and totally misunderstood then lied about her. Now they are going after Henry Cavill? Hey cancel culture… pic.twitter.com/DKHFCtdYRx
— Mashy Vargo (@Vargo42561562) February 22, 2021
Now, Cavill didn’t get canceled and he hasn’t addressed the backlash as of yet. But, it looks unlikely that he will because the trend didn’t get enough traction on social media. However, what are your thoughts about Henry Cavill dating Gina Carano in the past? Do you think it raises any kinds of questions? Or has cancel culture gone too far? Let us know in the comments below.