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Saturday, December 19, 2015

"The Force Awakens": Ironically Racist (Warning: Some Minor Spoilers)

It needs to be said and recognized.

The new version of "Star Wars", JJ Abrams' adaptation, "The Force Awakens" is, yes, ladies and gentlemen, racist.  And simply and blatantly so. And here's how.

There is one, count 'em, one black actor as a main character in the entire movie. Apparently there aren't any black people in space.


And to really balance things out, there's one Latino, too. As we can see, there are a few Asians but that's it.

Second, if you see the movie as I did, note what this actor's training was while he was a Stormtrooper.

It's stunning.

He was in "sanitation."  Seriously.

Third, the black character fails. And he needs all the white people to save him. Seriously, that's what happens.

And then fans turned out to be even more racist. Soon as they heard there was a black hero character in the film, they went full goose, public racist, out to the world:

Racists Urge Boycott of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

In ugly fairness from them, however, they were also angry a female character is central to the story. They really went nuts when it turned out the female character has feelings for the black guy.

Imagine that.

Ironic, isn't it? A bunch of white fans flip out because a black guy is a main character in what was, apparently, probably a favorite movie of theirs and then it turns out the movie itself is racist.

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