Donald Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Star Wars: Rogue One Because Of Supposed Anti-Trump Scenes 'Calling Him A Racist'! WTF?
It seems like everything is being dragged into the aftermath of the U.S. election, and the upcoming Star Wars spinoff is no exception.
The source of the boycott appears to be a series of tweets from the film's writer Chris Weitz in early November, in which he compares Trump's uprising to the ultimate villains in the Star Wars universe, writing:
"Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization."
Weitz has since deleted the tweet and has apologized, but his on-the-nose comparison was enough to spark online outrage from Trump supporters who are calling the film "anti-Donald Trump" (and "feminist propaganda" for daring to have a female lead).
The viral lynch mob was inflamed by unsubstantiated claims that new scenes were added to the sci-fi adventure that brand the president-elect a racist: