It’s time to talk about the real issue going on in America, time to speak up for those without a voice, it’s about time we talk about White Genocide. It’s time to talk about how the American society is trying to completely push white Americans out of things that they are completely entitled to, I mean black people have BET, so why can’t white people have Star Wars?
For many Star Wars fans, December 18th is a very important day because of the release of Star Wars: Episode VII— The Force Awakens. Which seems like a pretty big deal, since it’s something that Marvel fans have been looking forward to for years. However, there are fans who were very displeased and even agitated after watching the trailer for the new film. The additions of actor, John Boyega as Finn and Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata didn’t sit right with some Star Wars fans. It’s not because they don’t think they have the chops to be in such a critically acclaimed film, but rather because of the simple fact that John Boyega and Lupita Nyong’o happen to have excess melanin in their skin. That’s right folks, Boyega and Nyong’o are African Americans.
These radical Star Wars fans have taken their feelings straight to twitter where they formulated the two hashtags #boycottstarwarsvii and #whitegenocide. Within this hashtag you can find an array of horrible disgustingly racist tweets and memes all basically centered around Boyega and touching on the fact that the director, J.J Abrams, has ruined the culture that is Star Wars by replacing characters who have normally been played by white actors with black actors.
However there are the few who have used the hashtag to troll the trolls and let make them aware of the stupidity that they were spewing out.
All in all, the entire “movement” and hashtag is incredibly racist, and nothing that any of those radical Star Wards fans had to say made any sort of sense. Their so upset about a couple of black actors but yet Samuel L. Jackson acted in the original Star Wars as Ace Mindu. Let’s also talk about the fact that more times than I can count white people have been casted to play black actors, such as when Taylor Swift had a music video for her song “Wildest Dreams” set in Africa but there was not a single black person in sight, or in the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings directed by Ridley King that was set in Egypt and still happened to have an all white cast.
Those who think that having splashes of color within any film or television show “removes” culture from the whole thing is completely incorrect, media whitewashing needs to stop. To those who have a specific problem with the African American actors within the new Star Wars film should “Get over it” as John Boyega himself so eloquently put about a year ago on his personal Instagram account.