Disney Told Star Wars Fans To Not Be ‘Racist’ After Announcing New Character With Legitimate Storyline Flaws
In another bizarre Twitter rant from another woke corporation, Disney told its Star Wars fans to not be “racist” when some voiced concerns about a new character.
As to be expected, the company was blasted on social media.
The new Star Wars show “Kenobi” has a character named Reva. She’s a villain who works with Darth Vader’s personal Jedi hunters known as the “Inquisitors” to find and capture escaped Jedi all across the galaxy.
Fans who had issues with the new character said that Reva was “inserted alongside established ones,” and “immediately given a lot of power.” In other words, the new villain simply didn’t fit storyline logic as well as it should have, which is said to be a prominent problem with many franchises and spinoff series these days.
“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” Disney’s Star Wars Twitter account said in a tweet on May 31.
“If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist,” the account added.
Then Disney proceeded to uninvite any unwanted criticism – regardless of whether the comments were warranted or not. Smearing anyone who opposed the new Reva character in any way, shape, or form as “choosing to be racist.”
There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
Of course, none of this is surprising coming from Disney, which is a company that routinely and actively props itself up to be a major advocate of anti-racism.
People were quick to call out the company for its outlandish and unwarranted remarks. Blasting Disney for putting up a “racism wall” that was intended to shield itself from any criticism no matter its contents.
As one user put it: “I like Reva personaly but I’d think this is kinda criticism on people that don’t is a bit unfair. I mean almost the whole Star Wars fandom loves Mace Windu, Lando, Finn and many others. Why would her race be the problem with her character?”
Soon enough, woke LucasFilm employees working on Star Wars content chimed in to add fuel to the fire. One employee on Twitter said, “You do not have to comment under every post about racism that you’re ‘trying to be better.’ ‘Have read x,y,z.’ Any combination of ugh white people, when you are white people. I do not care. Talk is cheap. I’m not here for your accountability check ups.”
Another said, “Whew, not gonna lie every time I see a white YA author with a YA with a brown girl on the cover I cringe a little. Like a full body wince. Just waiting for the inevitable.”
The most hypocritical part about this entire story is that Disney is far more guilty of what it preaches than its loyal audience is.
For example, remember when Disney removed actor John Boyega from the Chinese poster for “The Force Awakens” because the government want a black person featured so prominently?
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) May 31, 2022
This whole story has virtue-signaling written all over it. Fans don’t like it – but obviously, Disney couldn’t care less.