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 $#!£-storm that followed the casting of Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in The Force Awakens never happened; that they were never proved to be moronic, bigoted, pathetic little boys who were dead wrong about everything. But here we go again. Here’s a quick selection of the less borderline-fascist comments currently doing the rounds on Twitter:
WTF is up with Rogue One – another WOMAN as a lead actor? Why are they forcing SJW bull$#!£ down our throats?
— Roy Fokker (@RoyFokker1) April 7, 2016
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…
After the watching The Force Awakens and the new Rogue One trailer, I wonder if Disney is turning Star Wars into a feminist movement — Tyler Rende (@tylerende) April 7, 2016
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.
Strong female protagonist. Diverse cast. Damn SJWs…
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 7, 2016
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…