Reblog: The Jedi Council Forums – ‘Racism’ vs. ‘Actual Racism’

An excellent article examining how John Boyega and his character Finn have been treated by Lucasfilm and the fandom.


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So, @StarWarsUK decided to lump Finn into the came category as mass-murderers Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker. In a tweet video about “good and evil is a matter of perspective“, their choice was met with immediate backlash and they ended updeleting the video. The lack of optics is staggering, but someone managing that account listened.

devilinthedetails (Jedi Council Member): ][…]At any rate, though, Boyega doesn’t really have to meet anyone’s standard of Christian conduct or belief, and I’m not really sure why that would be an evaluation criteria for him. I’d give him the same freedom of religion and from religion as I’d give everyone else.

Boyega is Christian himself. How he handles himself, what he does or does not tolerate from absolute strangers, as evidenced through his actions, is…

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