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Bigots react predictably to Rogue One trailer

April 8th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Jeebus wept.

Just when you thought they’d shut up, the moron brigade have seen the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And predictably, for a movie with the prominent role played by Felicity Jones (*gasp* – a woman!), they have lost their collective crap. And naturally taken to Twitter.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the $#!£-storm that followed the casting of  Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in The Force Awakens never happened; that they were never proved to be moronic, bigoted, pathetic little boys who were dead wrong about everything. But here we go again. Here’s a quick selection of the less borderline-fascist comments currently doing the rounds on Twitter:

They’re not. Remember Princess Leia? Mon Mothma? Padme Amidala? Ahsoka Tano? Newsflash: women! In prominent roles! In Star Wars! Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster, who knew?

No, it looks awesome. And only morons who crack jokes about chaining women to sinks use phrases like “feminist propaganda”. I mean, it’s not like there’s ever been prominent females in the Star Wars franchise before is it? Oh wait…

No, it’s not. Let me put your mind at rest on that one. I know, I know, thinking hurts…

And the YouTube comments section, forever a bastion of tasteful, adult political discourse that puts Question Time to shame, wasn’t far behind:


And with you. Might learn something.



Cool, more seats for the rest of us.


No it ain’t. Never say that. I read that sentence again, I will personally ram a reproduction lightsaber where the sun don’t shine. Sparkly vampires my arse…


What, the ones where they talked about midichlorians and taxation of trade routes in the outlying systems? Watch me lose sleep over that…

Mercifully, there’s people out there with a sense of humour ready to launch the weapon that kills trolls dead: mockery.

Seriously, if you have a problem with there being people in Star Wars that aren’t straight, white men then maybe you’re in the wrong franchise. Even when there were only three women in the galaxy with speaking roles, two of them were political and military leaders and the third was a frontier farmer who had forged a life in a barren wilderness. Not exactly your usual wilting rose, are they?

But then, never let the facts get in the way of a good old-fashioned sexist rant. I mean, women, eh? Always wanting fair and equal treatment, anybody would think that it was the 21st Century or something…


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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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