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New 'Star Wars' Blasted As 'Anti-White,' Boycott Hashtag Goes Viral

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 11:40 AM

Is the new, highly-anticipated "Star Wars" flick really a "social justice propaganda piece" that comes off as anti-white?

That's what is being suggested on Twitter as fans weigh in on the latest big-screen reboot of the classic science-fiction series — with one protestor claiming the movie goes so far as to promote "white genocide."

The Hollywood Reporter and WND.com report that shortly before a trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" aired on ESPN's Monday Night Football, Twitter subscribers began blasting the JJ Abrams-directed film under the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII.

"It's nothing more than a social justice propaganda piece that alienates its core audience of young white males," one protester tweeted.

Another ranted: "#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide. A friend in L.A. said #StarWarsVII is basically '[Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson] in Space.' Jewish activist JJ Abrams is an anti-white nut."

"[Social Justice Warriors] complain about White artists 'misappropriating' culture created by blacks but then celebrate a non-white Star Wars," said another.

And one tweeted: "It's nothing more than a social justice propaganda piece that alienates it's core audience of young white males."

Oddly, African-American actors have figured prominently in past "Star Wars" flicks, with Oscar and Golden Globe winner James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu.

The new film features the original "Star Wars"actors, including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and a multi-cultural cast.

It's believed some of the criticism stems from fear the movie will be tweaked to follow Abrams' liberal ideology.

According to WND.com, Abrams' last movie, "Star Trek: Into Darkness," was described by its star Benedict Cumberbatch, as a commentary on George W. Bush's years in the White House. In addition, Abrams recently threw a fundraiser to help raise $750,000 for the Democratic Party.

A number of Twitter users are hitting back at the backlash on a film that doesn't even open in theaters until Dec. 18, 2015.

African-American actress Audra McDonald tweeted:
And another fan said: 
The controversy is not the first for the multimillion dollar "Star Wars" franchise.

In 1999, when "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," was released, many fans criticized the goofy character Jar Jar Binks — played by African-American actor Ahmed Best — as being gay and a stereotype of a black slave.

To the gay rumors, Best responded: "He's lean and he's mean, but he's not gay."

And commenting on the slave accusations, he said: "You know what? You have got to check your head and examine your own beliefs. Jar Jar is an orange frog. Heads need to relax . . . I just thought I was doing a funny role."

The negative publicity is not expected to impact the film one bit. To date, the 38-year-old "Star Wars" franchise has raked in a whopping $30 billion-plus.

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