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.”
I just cancelled my Star Wars Rogue One tickets after the writers said its an Anti-Trump movie. I'll take my dollars elsewhere— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 8, 2016
Star Wars writers rewrote and reshot Rogue One to add in Anti Trump scenes calling him a racist. Disgusting.#DumpStarWars— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 8, 2016
Then he rounded his conspiracy theory behind a hashtag: #DumpStarWars
Star Wars writers: Trump is a white supremacist and Rouge One is an anti-Trump film— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) December 8, 2016
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.
Boycott Star Wars people! #DumpStarWars— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) December 8, 2016
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.
These #DumpStarWars folks are gonna be disappointed when they find out virtually every movie they love was written by people who hate Trump.— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) December 9, 2016
Disgusted that the makers of Rogue One added a scene where they land the Millennium Falcon on a Comet...Pizza. #DumpStarWars— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) December 9, 2016
So far since they won, the "we don't need safe spaces" party has boycotted a play, a cereal brand and a movie for being mean. #DumpStarWars— Andrew idell (@AndrewIdell) December 9, 2016
Trumpcakes are boycotting Star Wars which means your chance of getting shot in the movie theater just decreased by 97%. Enjoy! #DumpStarWars— #J20 (@Delo_Taylor) December 9, 2016
If Trumpers want to be taken seriously, they should boycott Twitter and all social media. That would make a BIGLY statement. #DumpStarWars— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) December 9, 2016
The Twitterati were also quick to call out the shameless hypocrisy of most Trump supporters.
So, the same people mad at Star Wars for being political don't mind THE PRESIDENT staying on to produce Celebrity Apprentice?#DumpStarWars— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) December 9, 2016
White supremacists Trump supporters may #DumpStarWars, but the majority of the country have already shown that we prefer a female lead.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) December 9, 2016
White supremacists are boycotting Rogue One, I always thought Star Wars can't get any more awesome, guess I was wrong. #DumpStarWars— Mustapha (@mustapha_itani) December 9, 2016
For all you idiots saying that entertainers shouldn't be political, here's a reminder that you elected a reality TV star. #DumpStarWars— Alex Phillips (@Arekkusanda) December 9, 2016
Watch the trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” below: