Spoilers Gonna Spoil: Stephen Colbert, Harrison Ford, and Reddit Propose Solutions for Force Awakens Spoilers
Why does there gotta be so many Internet douchebags? The Force Awakens hasn’t even been screened to most of the general public yet, and there are already n’er-do-wells online purposely spoiling people.
Hell, Brianna Wu mentioned a couple of days ago that this was happening on Twitter, and the spoilers in question were apparently targeting feminists:
Today, someone made a Twitter account for sole purpose of spoiling Star Wars for multiple feminists. They Tweeted it in image in giant type.
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) December 16, 2015
*sigh* Really? Well, never fear, because Stephen Colbert, Harrison Ford, and Reddit have proposed solutions to the illicit spoilery. Stephen Colbert, as you can see in the video above, is all about fighting fire with fire. He proposes flooding the internet with fake spoilers to protect fans against the real spoilers floating around. Using the hashtag #spoilerspoilers, he has already been contributing to the effort with gems like:
Samuel L. Jackson comes back to life as Mace Windu and exclaims, “What’s in your wallet?” #spoilerspoilers — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 17, 2015
There’s a scene where Chewbacca gets into some dark chocolate and has to spend the night at the vet. #spoilerspoilers
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 17, 2015
Once everyone finds out they’re delicious, the Ewoks are hunted to extinction. #spoilerspoilers — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) December 17, 2015
Certainly a funny solution, and one that requires creativity. However, Reddit will not stand for such shenanigans. According to Slashdot, Reddit is straight-up banning people who post Force Awakens spoilers — even hoaxes — since many of their users have recently been bombarded with spoilers via private messages because people need to find real hobbies.
Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, proposes a much more simple solution. According to Buzzfeed, the actor pleaded with fans to do the right thing and to not be That Guy:
Stop that. Don’t do that. Please don’t do that. Don’t do that, because people are paying to get in and they should experience the movie. Talk about it later. Please. Don’t tell people what happens before they go into the theatre.
You paid for it. So let them pay for it. And let them enjoy the full satisfaction in having earned the experience, because you want your audience to have an experience, not have something served to them. There’s a menu, you choose what you want to take from it. But you don’t want to spoil it.
Seriously, just don’t. And if you’re worried about being on the receiving end of spoilers, remember that there’s always this Force Block browser extension we told you about that you could install to protect yourself. Then again, Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially premieres tomorrow. We know that pretty much everyone on the planet who cares at all is going to see it within a day or two…and then all this will be over.
We’ll be free!
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