A group has urged everyone to boycott the newest Star Wars movie, “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.” According to the plea, the movie encourages white genocide.
Over weekend, the final poster for “Star Wars 7” was released.
The poster of the sci-fi saga, according to /Film, lacks interesting details and does not give much.
Before the movie trailer was released earlier today, a group has called for a boycott of “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” because the film seemingly “promotes white genocide,” The Mary Sue reports.
The site notes that the movie drew ire from the group due to its line of characters that promote multiculturalism. They believe that with less white people in the movie, it promotes genocide.
The hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII has officially trended on the Internet. Some agreed with the campaign so less people will watch the movie, guaranteeing them of tickets to the premiere. While others agreed that the movie does lack white people.
The Mary Sue notes that amid the controversial protest, the group might not be aware of Star Wars’ history on diversity which is not only evident in “Star Wars 7”.
The Daily Beast listed down some of the arguments by the boycott movement:
One, “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” is “straight up racism.” When British actor John Boyega was announced as stormtrooper, racists had made the hashtag #blackstormtrooper trending on the Internet. Boyega told his haters, “To whom it may concern: Get used to it.”
Two, the group rallies that “Star Wars 7” is an “anti-white propaganda.” However, Daily Beast mentions that out of the nine main characters, only one is black.
Three, the director is involved in such conspiracy. The site mentions that a “pro-white” individual said that the movie is anti-white people because Director J.J. Abrams is Jewish.
Lastly, the boycott blames Jar Jar Binks, played by African-American actor Ahmed Best. For the group, the diversity led to Jar Jar which therefore “led to the death of all that was good” in the movie.
Vox.com mentions that those who helped spread the hashtag has definitely given the group the attention that they want.
Nonetheless, even with the boycott campaign, sales for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tickets are selling so well that it has crashed Cinema sites already. According to Evening Standard, Odeon and Cineworld’s sites have crashed after fans “swamped” to score tickets.
Tickets are still available on selected outlets.