Current Events 5 | Cancel Culture, Star Wars, and Gina Carano

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On the 5th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the concept of “Cancel Culture” by highlighting a recent news story. About a week ago or so, actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano was fired from the hit TV show “The Mandalorian” for making questionable comments on social media. So what is “Cancel Culture” and how does Gina’s story fit in? We’ll examine the whole issue in this episode of Current Events!

Here are the key vocabulary:
“Cancel Culture”
Gina Carano
“The Mandalorian”
to reiterate
to withdraw support for
objectionable
group shaming
transgender rights
backlash
to boycott
phenomenon
critical mass
spin-off
a play on words
conservative
the Holocaust
abhorrent
anti-semitism
to pull the trigger
the final straw

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Article used in this episode:

Forbes:
Gina Carano Fired: ‘Cancel Culture’ Victim Or Is This Just Jedi Karma?

MSN:
Explained: What is ‘cancel culture’?

Interview:
Gina Carano Interviewed on the Ben Shapiro Show

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