In the hours before tickets went on sale for a movie that won’t come out for another two months, Star Wars fans felt a great disturbance on Twitter, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in hatred, and were suddenly silenced by #BoycottStarWarsVII. Racists, many of whom are also Donald Trump supporters, are protesting “anti-white propaganda” The Force Awakens for promoting “white genocide,” because oh no, there’s a black guy in the trailer?
The underlying belief, according to Twitter user @DarklyEnlighten, who identifies as a neoreactionary and with the Pro-Trump white supremacist “alternative right,” and previously tweeted that he hopes Trump would turn out to be a fascist, is that Star Wars “belongs” exclusively to white people. (Via)
There aren’t that many minorities in the Star Wars universe — after seeing A New Hope, director John Landis memorably asked George Lucas, “Is everybody in outer space white?” — but to these horrible trolls, one black guy, or one woman, or one Jew is enough to send them crying to Twitter.
Hey, jerks, get used to it.