Twitter Unrest Over Star Wars VII Black Actor

Posted by Sidney, 21 Oct 15

#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:

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  • #BoycottStarWarsVII because the producers are promoting the elimination of Whites, i.e. White Genocide.
  • #BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide.
  • #BoycottStarWarsVII If white people aren't wanted in Star Wars, then our money must not be either.
  • Any of you guys want your daughters breeding with black Stormtroopers? No? didn't think so. #BoycottStarWarsVII
  • 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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    1. Posted: 23 Feb 16

      People need to get over it and stop trying to change other people and pay attention to their own lives. People of Color are here to stay and we are not going anywhere. We are entitled to live our lives in the same manner as Caucasians. In fact, if it hadn't been for minorities, their lives would be pretty boring. I mean how would you be able to make all those slave, drug/gang banger movies, mimic rappers and hip hop dancers, have big booties and hips! Pay attention to the way you live your life and just get over it!

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    2. Posted: 16 Dec 15

      I met him a few years ago,cool down to Earth dude! Totally not an issue because he is playing a new charcter not replacing anyone!

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    3.   Niteowl86 says:
      Posted: 13 Dec 15

      Ha!Ha!Ha! It's funny how this day and time it seems racism and peoples feelings are getting worse about interracial relationship. SMH I mean someone really committed suicide over a black actor in Star Wars. Ummmmm I guess there would be even more suicides if they realized George Lucas the father of Lucasfilm, even though he sold the franchise to Disney a few years back, himself had been in a long term relationship since 2006 to his now black wife that he married in 2013 Mellody Hobson and has a beautiful mixed baby girl.

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    4.   Mosiah7 says:
      Posted: 05 Dec 15

      The way they're acting you'd think that Star Wars had turned the whole cast black when in reality that guy is only one black person on a cast where almost everyone else is white. You don't see black people complaining about white people being on "Empire" or "Power." In fact, Empire and Power have several prominent white characters; not just one. I really don't understand the hate.

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