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#BoycottStarWarsVII: People Boycott The Force Awakens Because It Promotes “White Genocide”

I’m going to say this with as straight a face as possible: there’s a group of angry white nerds who are calling for a boycott of Star Wars: The Force Awakens because it promotes white genocide. Just check out a few of these tweets on the #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag.

They’re angry that the upcoming sequel’s cast is, well, multicultural. They seem to be angry that there’ll be less white people on screen, so obviously, genocide. While many of the face characters (that is, characters who didn’t wear masks or were aliens) in the original trilogy were white, all of these boycotters seem to be forgetting the fact that Star Wars was more diverse than what they were probably thinking.

Darth Vader? Voiced by James Earl Jones. Stormtroopers? All Maori. Boba Fett? Same deal. Lando Calrissian? Mace freakin’ Windu, come on, man, what else do I have to say?

Take a look at some of the people who’re absolutely wrecking these completely oblivious tweets.

I stand here now, speechless. There’s some kind of sick, beautiful irony in the fact that those boycotters completely missed the point of all of these films. They somehow don’t see that they’re the Empire, they’re the evil people; a clone army stamping out those that are different from them, enslaving alien populations, promoting “order” and homogeny through totalitarian control and fear.

How do you claim to be a part of the Star Wars fandom and somehow miss the entire point of all of the movies?!

Twitter continues being a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Watch your step, kid.

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