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Omar

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I'm not sure what you're talking about here. I can only speak in a capacity for the companies that I've worked for to date. You mentioned hypocrisy. I'm telling you that in my experience, our social media rules have been applied evenly and consistently regardless of the employees political leanings. Same for interactions inside the workplace. It's been very clear what is expected, and folks should know that going in. As the arbiter of said policy, it doesn't matter what I believe when I'm in privacy of my own home. Even if I agree politically with what said poster sent out, they are subject to the same broad rule. If you work for a place the plays favorites or turns a blind eye one way or the other, then congratulations if they agree with you.
And that’s my point. Pedro Pascal had a similar tweet to Gina Carano and nothing happened to him.
 

utsherman

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And that’s my point. Pedro Pascal had a similar tweet to Gina Carano and nothing happened to him.
And that's why I shared my 'regular people' example. These aren't regular people. Doesn't make it right, but they play by their own rules. They clearly had to decide if they could survive w/o the lead, or an ancillary character. No doubt it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if their roles had been reversed. Either way, you're free to boycott the show if you feel this strongly about it.
 

Omar

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And that's why I shared my 'regular people' example. These aren't regular people. Doesn't make it right, but they play by their own rules. They clearly had to decide if they could survive w/o the lead, or an ancillary character. No doubt it would have been interesting to see what would have happened if their roles had been reversed. Either way, you're free to boycott the show if you feel this strongly about it.
Never watched the show, not into Star Wars, just pointing out the hypocrisy
 

eastisbest

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Not really. This stuff happens all the time to regular people in regular jobs that post about endless amounts of nonsense all over the spectrum. We just seem to make a big deal when it happens to famous blowhards.
Agreed to a point. When you're in a job that is about communication as well as entertainment, why shouldn't communication win? If we cannot even have actors in the real or in their roles pushing boundaries or exposing them, what chance does the recording of history have?

On one hand, we're saying shut up and act/play ball... and on the other hand we're saying "as long as I agree with what you say." Is that social progress?
 

utsherman

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On one hand, we're saying shut up and act/play ball... and on the other hand we're saying "as long as I agree with what you say." Is that social progress?
I'm personally not telling anyone what they can or cannot say. If/and when I make my own decision to, let's say, turn the channel in this example, I'm not whipping those around me into a frenzy for any type of social self-gratification or rationalization. It's the same for sports and music, as two other examples that get tons of play on this forum. From that perspective, I may not buy the N-bomb dude's album - but support his right to make a complete fool of himself by using the word. As far as social progress is is concerned, that's a murky area. I would assume that everyone has their own definition here. Good luck getting a broad consensus on Yappi.
 
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utsherman

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On one hand, we're saying shut up and act/play ball... and on the other hand we're saying "as long as I agree with what you say." Is that social progress?
I'm personally not telling anyone what they can or cannot say. If/and when I make my own decision to, let's say, turn the channel in this example, I'm not whipping those around me into a frenzy for any type of social self-gratification or rationalization. It's the same for sports and music, as two other examples that get tons of play on this forum. From that perspective, I may not buy the N-bomb dude's album - but support his right to make a complete fool of himself by using the word. As far as social progress is is concerned, that's a murky area. I would assume that everyone has their own definition here. Good luck getting a broad consensus on Yappi.
 

Yappi

Go Buckeyes
Nope, never really like sci fi.
Not picking on you but Star Wars is not science fiction. It's just fiction, no science in the show at all. A better description is what others have called it; "a Western set in space."

I can watch Star Wars but their liberal virtue signaling has gotten annoying...just felt the need to defend real science fiction.
 

thavoice

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Not picking on you but Star Wars is not science fiction. It's just fiction, no science in the show at all. A better description is what others have called it; "a Western set in space."

I can watch Star Wars but their liberal virtue signaling has gotten annoying...just felt the need to defend real science fiction.
Wrong.
SW is real.
It happened long ago in a galaxy far, far away.
 

eastisbest

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I'm personally not telling anyone what they can or cannot say. If/and when I make my own decision to, let's say, turn the channel in this example, I'm not whipping those around me into a frenzy for any type of social self-gratification or rationalization. It's the same for sports and music, as two other examples that get tons of play on this forum. From that perspective, I may not buy the N-bomb dude's album - but support his right to make a complete fool of himself by using the word. As far as social progress is is concerned, that's a murky area. I would assume that everyone has their own definition here. Good luck getting a broad consensus on Yappi.
Consensus is rarely broad anymore. At least on Yappi there's enough diversity of experience for more than one side of a debate instead of a complete circle jerk. On that I bet we got some consensus. :D
 

Vader

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I knew she had been fired, but that’s the first time I saw the tweet that caused it. I know they were kind of looking for a way to get rid of her anyways for other tweets, but I’m surprised that they are treating this as the last straw.

There is nothing derogatory or offensive or insensitive in this tweet.
Holocaust comparisons don’t go over well in entertainment.
 

Vader

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It felt like she was looking to get fired. She kept on pushing it more & more. Still, her mocking the pronouns in the bio is funny as hell.
Bingo she’s been continually pushing it despite being fully aware of the consequences.
 

Omar

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I don’t think it’s a coincidence media outlets always use that one pic of her in costume where she looks kind of fat & butch.
 

eastisbest

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em well,... she's not a small girl. I don't know about a photo looking "butch" but if she's not strickly in training body fat, she's gonna look fat.. ish.
 

Omar

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em well,... she's not a small girl. I don't know about a photo looking "butch" but if she's not strickly in training body fat, she's gonna look fat.. ish.
She’s a little thicker since her MMA days, but still hot. However, there’s a stock photo that outlets use that makes her like rather unattractive, and I have to think that’s purposeful.
 

Crusaders

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At some point there will be so many "canceled" celebs that they'll be able to create their own alternative media network
 

Vader

Active member
And that’s my point. Pedro Pascal had a similar tweet to Gina Carano and nothing happened to him.
Pedro doesn’t have Carano’s track record for causing trouble for Disney. Carano’s firing was also a long time coming. She’s caused them numerous problems with her social media posts. At some point enough’s enough and Disney reached that with Carano.

I’ve gotta admit all the threats to cancel Disney+ are kind of funny. It’s almost like the right is embracing the very tactics they claim to hate. Not like it matters though they’ll all be back soon enough if they even leave at all. Wanda vision is going strong and the bad batch is due to launch soon.
 

Crusaders

Moderator
"caused problems" meaning a few people on Twitter got butthurt she's somewhat conservative

The issue of our entire social-media apparatus begin turned against the conservative point of view is extremely alarming and bad for society. If you want "unity" you need to drop the idea that you know everything about the universe and anyone who disagrees is wrong
 

Omar

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Pedro doesn’t have Carano’s track record for causing trouble for Disney. Carano’s firing was also a long time coming. She’s caused them numerous problems with her social media posts. At some point enough’s enough and Disney reached that with Carano.

I’ve gotta admit all the threats to cancel Disney+ are kind of funny. It’s almost like the right is embracing the very tactics they claim to hate. Not like it matters though they’ll all be back soon enough if they even leave at all. Wanda vision is going strong and the bad batch is due to launch soon.
They can Just watch it illegally.
 

Omar

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"caused problems" meaning a few people on Twitter got butthurt she's somewhat conservative

The issue of our entire social-media apparatus begin turned against the conservative point of view is extremely alarming and bad for society. If you want "unity" you need to drop the idea that you know everything about the universe and anyone who disagrees is wrong
She’s more than kinda conservative, but so what? Look at how terrible the majority of left wing celebrities behave on Twitter.
 

Vader

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"caused problems" meaning a few people on Twitter got butthurt she's somewhat conservative

The issue of our entire social-media apparatus begin turned against the conservative point of view is extremely alarming and bad for society. If you want "unity" you need to drop the idea that you know everything about the universe and anyone who disagrees is wrong
Isn’t individual responsibility part of the conservative point of view? Sure seems like you’d dodging it right now. It’s actually kind of snow flake ish if you ask me. If I violated my employers social media policy’s and brought them controversy is it my fault or not? Am I not responsible for the consequences of my actions?

Conservatives need to acknowledge that they are every bit as outrage drunk as liberals.
 
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