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'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:53:09 pm »
"The debut of the new "Star Wars" trailer inspired both fan euphoria and some social media hatred, with the racism-fueled hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII trending on Twitter."

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 01:01:23 pm »
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"The debut of the new "Star Wars" trailer inspired both fan euphoria and some social media hatred, with the racism-fueled hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII trending on Twitter."

I hope these people do boycott Star Wars VII as that will make it easier for the rest of us to get tickets.

More seriously, what a bunch of loons. Star Wars has always been multi-racial at least among the human characters. I'm don't know enough about all those non-human species to be able to say if different races of Wookies, Ewoks, Jawas, etc. are represented.
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 01:14:16 pm »
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"The debut of the new "Star Wars" trailer inspired both fan euphoria and some social media hatred, with the racism-fueled hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII trending on Twitter."

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Oh so dumb! I'm definitely not going to boycott this movie!! People need to accept the fact that the world is made up of different ethnic groups and not just one!!
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 01:59:32 pm »
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 04:00:46 pm »
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The 2015 version of "know your place, n*gger."

I did not understand this at all at first as one of the three major characters sure looks white to me. Then I realized that to these idiots a female probably doesn't count. There's a whole lot of bigotry packed into these folks.
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 07:34:58 pm »
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I did not understand this at all at first as one of the three major characters sure looks white to me. Then I realized that to these idiots a female probably doesn't count. There's a whole lot of bigotry packed into these folks.


There's also talk now that the whole thing might have started as a hoax, but who can say for sure.
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 08:39:55 pm »
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I'm not a huge Star Wars fan but some of my friends are.  One point was raised that apparently in the existing Canon, the clone warriors / storm troopers were white.  

If that is accurate, having the star be an clone warrior And black is a major continuity error if there is not an in story explanation (not necessarily this movie, but someplace).

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 09:03:09 pm »
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One point was raised that apparently in the existing Canon, the clone warriors / storm troopers were white.  

 
That'd be a good point if it were true.  Sadly, the clones in the prequel trilogy all had the face of Temeura Morrison, who's very much not white.  They also spoke with his voice.  

Later stormtroopers don't speak with the same voice and we never see em unmasked, so there's no reason to believe they're all clones of the same guy.
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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 10:06:52 pm »
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That'd be a good point if it were true.  Sadly, the clones in the prequel trilogy all had the face of Temeura Morrison, who's very much not white.  They also spoke with his voice.  

Later stormtroopers don't speak with the same voice and we never see em unmasked, so there's no reason to believe they're all clones of the same guy.

 
Thanks. That put paid to that idea.  I wasn't about to re-watch or dig around the net to figure it out.

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 11:52:40 pm »
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"The debut of the new "Star Wars" trailer inspired both fan euphoria and some social media hatred, with the racism-fueled hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII trending on Twitter."

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...Star Wars is "white culture"?

Really?

REALLY?

...They can't be serious.

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 03:10:43 pm »
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Wow, these guys are just so but hurt that a major movie is so diverse. I didn't hear them crying when the Star Trek reboot came out, and it was just as diverse as this movie. Honestly, these guys are just pissed that they can't have their way.  I'm wondering have they ever seen Star Wars lately. Billy Dee Williams was in the original movie, not to mention the several aliens characters. These people are just stupid racist morons.

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2015, 03:31:55 pm »
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Wow, these guys are just so but hurt that a major movie is so diverse. I didn't hear them crying when the Star Trek reboot came out, and it was just as diverse as this movie. Honestly, these guys are just pissed that they can't have their way.  I'm wondering have they ever seen Star Wars lately. Billy Dee Williams was in the original movie, not to mention the several aliens characters. These people are just stupid racist morons.

 
That or it's a cheap publicity stunt.  Put out an anonymous tweet and watch the interwebz erupt.

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2015, 08:42:20 pm »
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That or it's a cheap publicity stunt.  Put out an anonymous tweet and watch the interwebz erupt.


I really hope they are, because least I can regain a tiny shred of my hope in humanity.

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2015, 09:06:22 pm »
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I really hope they are, because least I can regain a tiny shred of my hope in humanity.

 
From an unsourced comment on FB, it was less than half a dozen accounts that started this. It might be half a dozen people, or a couple people with sock puppet accounts.

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Re: 'Star Wars' boycott hashtag calls film 'anti-white'
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2015, 09:21:28 pm »
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From an unsourced comment on FB, it was less than half a dozen accounts that started this. It might be half a dozen people, or a couple people with sock puppet accounts.

 
From the top search results:

How 2 racist trolls got a ridiculous Star Wars boycott trending on Twitter

The #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag was totally just trolling us
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