Pop Culture Classroom, which claims to foster a love of learning, enhances literacy, celebrates diversity, and creates community via the tools of popular culture and the strength of self-expression, admits to attempting to get actress Gina Carano removed from the forthcoming Fan Expo Denver.
Carano, who has been in the blockbuster program Star Wars The Mandalorian, has been named as a Fan Expo Denver participant on April 6th.
The convention posted from their Twitter account: “The FAN EXPO Denver Star Wars line up is growing. Gina Carano (Cara Dune) is coming to Denver and joining Star Wars legends like Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Carl Weathers (Greef Carga) and Ashley Exckstein (Ahsoka Tano).
The FAN EXPO Denver Star Wars line up is growing. Gina Carano (Cara Dune) is coming to Denver and joining Star Wars legends like Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Carl Weathers (Greef Carga) and Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano).— FAN EXPO Denver (@fanexpodenver) April 6, 2022
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In response to Carano’s invitation and confirmed announcement for Fan Expo Denver, Pop Culture Classroom took to their Twitter account issuing a statement revealing they attempted to get Gina Carano removed from the convention.
First they wrote, “Pop Culture Classroom is committed to creating welcoming and inclusive spaces through our educational programs at FAN EXPO Denver. PCC was not consulted on the booking of Gina Carano and opposes her involvement in the FAN EXPO Denver event.”
Watch the video below that breaks down the entire incident.