White Supremacists Boycott ‘Star Wars’ Because It’s Anti-Fascist

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“White supremacists Trump supporters may #DumpStarWars, but the majority of the country have [sic] already shown that we prefer a female lead.”

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Looks like Donald Trump fanatics and members of the so-called alt-right (a derivative of racism, white supremacy and white nationalism) have just realized the Empire in “Star Wars” is an armed fascist organization reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Therefore, visibly emboldened by their favorite candidate’s presidential victory, the white supremacists are now calling to boycott the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which hits theaters on Dec. 16.

So, why are these people afraid of seeing an all-inclusive, multicultural galaxy far, far away?

Well, they believe the franchise has an “anti-white agenda” since almost all lead characters are either minorities or empowered women.

For instance, as the  International Business Times reports, a neo-Nazi blog described the film as “nothing but a Jew masturbation fantasy of anti-white hate,” in which “nearly all of the major characters are non-whites and the main character is an empowered white female.” While a similar blog claimed: “Rogue One” reiterates "Disney’s hatred for white males. Unless, of course, they are cast as villains.”

Yes, neo-Nazis have just realized they might be the bad guys in a popular anti-fascist movie.

Then there is another issue, which seems to have perpetrated by Twitter user Jack Posobiac, who is listed as the special projects director for a group called “Citizens for Trump.”

Posobiac claimed that “Star Wars” writers rewrote and reshot “Rogue One” to “add in Anti Trump scenes calling him a racist.”

Then he rounded his conspiracy theory behind a hashtag: #DumpStarWars

A Disney representative told The Wrap that “allegations that the plot of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was changed in post-production reshoots are completely untrue.”

The thing is, “Rogue One” indeed underwent extensive reshoots. However, all the reshoots were completed during the summer — well before the presidential election took place.

Moreover, so far, there is no proof that any of the changes made to the movie were politically motivated. In addition to that, it would be really unusual for a movie set in a fantasy universe to mention the U.S. president-elect in any capacity.

Sadly, many conservatives bought into Posobiac’s claims and joined his efforts.

However, “Star War” fans soon took over the hateful hashtag, seemingly relieved that they will not have to show up super early to grab seats or sit next to a white supremacist while watching the movie.

It is a win-win situation, really.

 

The Twitterati were also quick to call out the shameless hypocrisy of most Trump supporters.

 

Watch the trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” below:

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