John Boyega Says Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Isn’t as Woke as it Claims To Be

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Everything in society sort of becomes a culture war issue today. Have you ever had a friend get mad at you for wanting to eat at Chik-Fil-A because they’re an evil corporation when they only thing you care about is of the chicken tastes good? Or tell you that only sexists didn’t like Ghostbusters even though it was clearly an objectively terrible movie that traded the charm of the original in an attempt to copy what Marvel was doing at the time? Maybe you heard a rant about how Adventure Time is forcing an SJW homosexual agenda because… I’m not sure why, I kind of tune those out.

One of the biggest dumb culture war fights recently has been over Star Wars and specifically how Disney’s Star Wars sequels are super woke and the only reason people didn’t like them is because those people are terrible racists. You’ve probably heard about “The Fandom Menace“ and how terrible and toxic they are, not like the good, wholesome Star Wars fans who like the Disney movies more than the original trilogy.

John Boyega, the star of those movies, doesn’t think that they’re very woke, though, and he told GQ he feels the movies pushed it’s diverse cast aside in favor of the two white people who appealed to shippers, the actual toxic fans in any fandom.

“Like, you guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver,” he says. “You knew what to do with these other people, but when it came to Kelly Marie Tran, when it came to John Boyega, you know f**k all. So what do you want me to say? What they want you to say is, ‘I enjoyed being a part of it. It was a great experience…’ Nah, nah, nah. I’ll take that deal when it’s a great experience. They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let’s be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I’m not exposing anything.”

Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

The plot of The Last Jedi was basically “a diverse group of young, exciting girls-getters rebel against the chain of command on a secret mission to save the fleet and are totally wrong and learn a valuable lesson about listening to old white ladies. Meanwhile, those two characters you want to f**k each other totally look at each other like they’re going to f**k and Luke Skywalker hated the prequels so much he went crazy.”

I don’t blame Boyega for being angry about his role specifically. All the advertising for the first movie was about his character and painted him as the next Luke Skywalker, but then they made Rey into Luke Skywalker and Han Solo and Finn got to be C-3PO.

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3 years ago

Finn sucked anyway. Seriously. They could have done the trilogy without the character and it wouldn’t have hurt it at all. I mean, I guess it allowed us to see Phasma more, so credit there. Finn just wasn’t a Han Solo 3rd character. More like a Lando I guess.