Written by Neville Percival Croft
Ever since the first Star Wars movie came out back in 1977, the franchise has been a beloved part of people’s childhoods. However, after closer inspection of the franchise, it is clear that Star Wars is in fact much more sinister than your eyes would lead you to believe. For too long, Star Wars has been indoctrinating free thinking individuals into becoming alt-right bigots and this needs to end. You may be asking, but NPC Daily, why is Star Wars alt-right propoganda? Fear not, dear reader, we are about to go on a journey to a fascist galaxy far far away and all will become clear.
Firstly, we must address the lack of diversity in Star Wars. Nearly all the cast is white. Literally, Lando is the only strong person of color. This is disgusting. Even the galactic empire is guilty of this lack of inclusivity as all of its soldiers (the stormtroopers) are white with Darth Vader being the only African American person in its army. It literally makes me shake with fury. Also, the fact that they are called Stormtroopers is practically showing George Lucas’s love for Nazi Germany and his hatred for anything not white.
Some characters are much worse than others as well. The character of Han Solo is arguably one of the most blatantly sexist, racist and toxic ever to be seen in cinema history. Every scene he is in is infested with toxic masculinity and xenophobia. He spends his time mansplaining to Princess Leia, belittling minorities like Lando and even advocates for gun rights! In fact, the first scene he is seen in, he decides to shoot poor Greedo, an oppressed ethnic alien minority who was simply trying to do his job. He literally did nothing wrong and Han shot him. How repulsive. It’s almost as if Star Wars predicted Trump’s America!
NPC Daily reporters managed to receive a statement from an ex-Star Wars fan who has recently gone on to protest the franchise.
I was a little girl when Star Wars came out and I loved it. It became a huge part of my life and my favorite character was Luke. Ewww, even saying that I used to like that toxic white male makes me sick! I first realized that Star wars was alt-right propoganda when I joined my local feminist poetry club. I was fortunate that they educated me on my lifetime of bigotry and convinced me to protest these devious movies. Now I’ve stopped my husband, my boyfriend and my son from watching Star Wars and instead I now bring them along to my protests against Drumpf. That way they can actually be useful to society.
- Sabrina Octavia Yvonne, Non binary activist, Poet and full-time protestor.
Fortunately, Star wars seems to be improving with its latest installments, which include strong, independent women like Rey, Phasma and Rose proving to be some of the most unique and fascinating characters in the series with each one having a deep and intricate story arc. Diversity is becoming much more common now and it’s wonderful seeing that the new main villains are white, as this represents our society today perfectly. However, there is still work to do. There are still no transgender or even non binary characters, and I have yet to see a single Native American one either. Until then, we must continue to push forward until Star Wars becomes the major influence for diversity and inclusivity in Hollywood.
Diversity is our strength.
Neville Percival Croft is a reporter for NPC Daily and loves to criticize anything xe can see. Xe also likes to indulge in a spot of progressive literature and absolutely adores educating men on their privilege.
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