Published Dec 07, 2016We live in a truly terrible world, and it's only getting worse. While the vast majority of us are nothing but excited for the impending arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there's a group of white nationalists who are calling for its boycott.
According to various reports, members of a white nationalist "alt-right" subreddit are calling for fans to boycott the new movie, as they claim it's a conspiracy to promote racial diversity.
"(((Star Wars))) Is Anti-White Social Engineering" wrote Reddit user GenFrancoPepe. The triple-parenthesis around the movie's name is known as an echo, and is a method for anti-Semites to denote a perceived Jewish influence on something.
The posters complain about the film's perceived "anti-white agenda," adding that the film should be boycotted for its racially diverse cast and empowered female lead.
All of these things make us want to see Rogue One that much more! The film arrives on December 16.