Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, fresh from firing actress Gina Carano from ‘The Mandalorian’ for political incorrectness, made the ironic decision to speak about empowering women and hearing their voices. It didn’t end well.
The Oscars posted the video on Tuesday, featuring Kennedy speaking about its scientific and technical awards. Kennedy, who fired Carano last week over “abhorrent and unacceptable” social media posts, said in the video that “women are helping to redefine science and technology in the movies, and that means a brave, bold future without limits for each and every storyteller.”
‘Star Wars’ fans responded with disgust, ripping Kennedy for her hypocrisy. The social-media beating was so severe – with dislikes outnumbering likes by 10,000 to 101 and more than 6,000 almost entirely negative comments being posted – that the Oscars disabled all reactions to the video.