With negative reviews for the film The Last Jedi, racist attacks on actress Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) and the revelation that Ahmeh Best (Jar Jar Binks) thought of suicide after the attacks of the franchise’s “fans”, the last few months have been fervent and aggressive within the Star Wars fandom, which has become a toxic place and full of ruthless cruelty.
James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, followed the news and recently demonstrated his repudiation of the attitudes of these Star Wars viewers who have freely attacked film professionals. On his personal Twitter, he comments on the case and reveals his position, against:
“People responding to this post saying” yes, it was not the actor’s fault! It was the writer’s! ” did not understand the point. Criticize. Don’t like it. But spewing hate and bile at individuals who are just doing their best to tell a story, even if the story sucks, is shameful. Don’t watch! “
In another tweet, James Gunn continues:
“Star Wars (or any movie) may be important to you, but it doesn’t belong to you. If your self-esteem depends on how good you think the current Star Wars is, or if your childhood is ruined because you didn’t like it of something in a movie, DO THERAPY. “
It seems that no one is enduring the chaos of the Star Wars fandom: on the internet, you can still read communities of fans of the film turning against the toxic part of the fandom itself, like the “Unfortunately Star Wars fan sucks” on Facebook , whose objective is to expose the rot of some fans and spread words of peace, defense and respect for the cast, producers, directors and all the other victims of sick fanaticism.
In addition to those mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are countless other cases surrounding actors and film production staff, such as Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker) having abandoned his acting career and Daisy Ridley (Rey) having to leave the networks social after both harassment and rage of those previously considered fans.
Recently it was reported that a group of “fans” of the saga opened a website to collect money donations to finance the production of a remake of The Last Jedi. Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet commented on the case, but given the proportions taken by the group’s initiative, it is already known to them: they are just ignoring it.
The most recent film in the franchise to hit theaters was the spin-off Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which also suffered harsh criticism, especially before its release, and now we are preparing for the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IX , not yet defined, for 2019.
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