All because of a simple Tweet on Sunday, noticing #StarWarsTheForceAwakens was trending.
Here’s what I Tweeted:
No plans to see Star Wars VII. Why no white males (young white males) cast in lead roles? #StarWarsTheForceAwakens— Because We Live Here (@PKsbpdl) October 19, 2015
Well, what happened next is only possible because of a dedicated cadre of Twitter warriors prepared to attack the narrative (think of the whole #Cuckservative phenomenon):
The new movie is "promoting white genocide" say those behind the Twitter hashtag.Boo-hoo.
The Force is with the Internet as it (im)patiently awaits the release of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not everyone is looking forward to the chance to revisit a galaxy far, far away, however; a social media movement is asking fans to #BoycottStarWarsVII.
The hashtag, which started appearing on Twitter Sunday night, expresses objection to the fact that The Force Awakens features lead characters who aren't white males, with its users accusing the movie of pushing a sinister multicultural agenda.
"#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide," read one tweet from an account calling itself "End Cultural Marxism." (A subsequent tweet from the same account read "A friend in LA said #StarWarsVII is basically 'Deray in Space,' " — a reference to civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. "Jewish activist JJ Abrams is an anti-white nut.")
Another Twitter account, calling itself "Captain Confederacy," similarly griped that "SJWs [Social Justice Warriors] complain about White artists 'misappropriating' culture created by blacks but then celebrate a non-White Star Wars." Yet another complaint read that the movie should be boycotted "because it's nothing more than a social justice propaganda piece that alienates it's core audience of young white males." ["Boycott 'Star Wars VII'" Movement Launched; Movie Called "Anti-White", by Graeme McMillan, Hollywood Reporter, October 19, 2015
The #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag trended worldwide all-day yesterday.
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Say what you will, getting people to think in the terms a movie is “anti-white” is a huge positive, because it allows them to consider the notion of their own dispossession – especially if they’ve never even thought of this reality before.
What’s important to note is the entire Star Wars universe (and other movie franchises such as Jurassic Park, the entire Marvel Universe, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Terminator, and Pirates of the Caribbean) is only possible because of the white people behind the scenes who make the movie magic possible. Below, John Boyega (described by the Daily Beast as a "22-year-old British actor" ) acts the part of a storm trooper with his helmet off so you can see his face, while white people go on making the movie:
Wired magazine profiled Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) history for the June 2015 issue, and featured a lily-white cover of all those titans involved in creating the visual effects/computer generated images making dinosaurs, space battles, Iron Man, and transforming robots possible—white people:
As it turns 40 this year, ILM can claim to have played a defining role making effects for 317 movies. But that’s only part of the story: Pixar began, essentially, as an ILM internal investigation. Photoshop was invented, in part, by an ILM employee tinkering with programming in his time away from work. Billions of lines of code have been formulated there. Along the way ILM has put tentacles into pirate beards, turned a man into mercury, and dominated box office charts with computer-generated dinosaurs and superheroes. What defines ILM, however, isn’t a signature look, feel, or tone—those change project by project. Rather, it’s the indefatigable spirit of innovation that each of the 43 subjects interviewed for this oral history mentioned time and again. It is the Force that sustains the place. [The Untold Story of ILM, a Titan That Forever Changed Film, by Alex French, Wired.com, June 2015]It should be noted J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars VII, is featured on the cover of Wired. In a podcast in 2013, he went on what can only be described as a rant against the casting of white actors/actresses in movies when he said the Emmys were, “the whitest fucking room in the history of time”:
We wrote these characters but when we went to cast it, one of the things I had felt, having been to the Emmys a couple times — you look around that room and you see the whitest fucking room in the history of time. Its just unbelievably white. And I just thought, we’re casting this show and we have an opportunity to do anything we want, why not cast the show with actors of color? Like not for sure, and if we can’t find the actors who are great, we shouldn’t, but why don’t we make that effort because it wasn’t written that way and isnt that the cooler version of doing this as opposed to saying ‘this is an urban show’. It fucking kills me when they call something ‘an urban movie’ like its a separate thing, like ‘its that thing over there.’ [Let’s Talk About JJ Abrams’ Racially Diverse Cast for Star Wars 7, by Peter Sciretta, SlashFilm.com, June 2, 2013]One has to wonder if he had the same “anti-white” thought when he joined Michael Bay, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Gullermo Del Toro, Colin Trevorrow, and Steven Spielberg for the Wired cover photo, since the room was completely filled with white people.