This week check out what Kristen Stewart says about LGBT actors playing only LGBT roles, which LGBT artists got nominated at the Grammys, and why the trans community is furious at “Mandalorian” star Gina Carano.
Kristen Stewart Weighs in on LGBT Actors Playing LGBT Roles
Actress Kristen Stewart recently talked about the thin line between LGBT actors only playing LGBT roles.
“I would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who's lived that experience … having said that, it's a slippery slope conversation because that means I could never play another straight character if I'm going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law,” Stewart told E Online. "I think it's such a gray area.”
Stewart came out as gay during a “Saturday Night Live” in 2017, but then clarified later that year that she was indeed bisexual, according to News Week.
Scarlett Johansson received backlash when she was cast for a role as a transgender man, in the film “Rub & Tug.” She later apologized and stepped down from the role.
The Grammy’s Go Gay With Lots of LGBT Nominees
Photo by Brendon Lies.
The 63rd Grammy Awards is set to take place on Jan. 31, where viewers can expect to see a great share of talent.
Brittany Howard had the most nominations as a member of the LGBT community.
Howard received five including Best Rock Performance for “Stay High,” Best Alternative Music Album “Jaime,” Best R&B Performance “Goat Head,” and Best American Roots Performance “Short and Sweet.”
There are also a lot of new LGBT artists to look for in the upcoming Grammy Awards. The Best New Artist category is jam-packed with LGBT nominees such as Gay electronic DJ/Producer Kaytranada; Indie Singer Phoebe Bridgers, who identifies as bisexual; and queer rapper Chika, said GLAAD.
Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion are also nominated for Best New Artist.
According to GLAAD their sexual orientations are “not clearly identified” and they don’t seem to identify as “exclusively straight.”
Both of whose sexual orientations are not clearly identified, but neither of whom seem to identify as exclusively straight, Glaad.org reported.
‘Mandalorian’Actress Blasted for Not Supporting Trans Community
Image via Gina Carano's Twitter.
“Mandalorian” star Gina Carano, has received a lot of backlash on social media due to her recent flippant posts regarding the trans community.
Allies of the LGBT community asked Carano to put her preferred pronouns in her bio, as a way of supporting trans people. Carano responded to this request by putting “Boop/Bop/Beep” in her bio instead.
“They're mad cause I wont put my preferred pronouns in my bio to show my support for trans lives. After months of harassing me in every way. I decided to put 3 VERY controversial words in my bio..Beep/Bop/Boop,” Carano said.
Carano wrote on Twitter that she refused to put her pronouns in her bio because she is trying to expose the “bullying mentality of the mob that has taken over the voices of many genuine cases.”
Fans also asked Carano to show her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, but refused to say that doing so were for “cowards and bullies,” according to Yahoo Life.
According to Filmdaily.co, some Twitter users have declared Carano is transphobic. One user asked Carano to admit she was transphobic, which prompted her to answer back with “I want people to know you can take hate with a smile...So BOOP you for misunderstanding.”
Carano has only gotten more controversial over time, which has prompted fans to start a #FireGinaCarano, which ended up trending on Twitter. Her supporters though countered that hashtag with #StandWithGinaCarano.
It’s not yet clear if Disney will respond or fire Carano, but episode two gave Carano’s character, Cara Dune, a way out of the show, according to Deseret News.