With #DumpStarWars, Trump supporters are calling for a ban of the latest Star Wars movie
Supporters of recently elected US president Donald Trump are outraged by the idea that the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars story contains anti-Trump sentiments in its ending.
They have started a Twitter hashtag #DumpStarWars as a means to protest and declare their intention to boycott the upcoming December release.
While there is no proof of these anti-Trump messages in the film, it may have been a specific tweet rant by writer Chris Weitz that sparked off the Twitter rage. After Donald Trump’s election, Weiz tweeted, saying “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization”, to which fellow writer Gary Whitta added: “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”
Apparently not. It seems that the bias of the writers against their president can not be separated from their work.
Star Wars was last under fire when Force Awakensfeatured a black male, John Boyega, and a female, Daisy Ridley as leads, and that didn’t stop the film from becoming the third highest grossing film of the year. Something tells us it will be the same with Rogue One, out on December 14.