Twitter Unrest Over Star Wars VII Black Actor
#BoycottStarWarsVII is what's trending now. That is what racists have been tweeting, threatening to boycott the new installment of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' because it is featuring a black British actor John Boyega who is playing one of the presumed leads. Well the trailer really did awaken forces... racist ones.
The hate speech began as soon as a new poster for the film was released on Monday with a twitter movement of racists being formed against the film. The racists openly expressed their disappointment in Boyega playing the lead role blasting the film as antiwhite; calling it a social injustice ploy to alienate Star Wars main audience of young white males.
Much as the poster also had Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, the haters interpretation seems to be that the film perpetuates black dominance, blacks eliminating whites, calling it #Whitegenocide. Here are some of the tweets sampled:
Your perfect partner could be online right now...
What are you looking for?
And those are just but a few.
The thing is, the movie is a multicultural kind, featuring a diverse cast. In response to fans questioning a black man playing a stomtrooper, Boyega said on Instagram in November 2014, “Get used to it.”
In other news, there have been reports that a 53 year old man, Bobby-Jo Garrison, who is known by his family and friends as a die hard Star Wars fan, committed suicide over this. A suicide note was found which read "Make America White Again".
Is Star Wars Episode VII anti-white? And is it worth committing suicide over? I think these racist fans should read this article 5 Reasons Why That’s Silly - getting upset about leading Black character.
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