Jason Ward from MSW has posted up a really good article about the current state of online fandom and current activities impacting the community in negative ways. Below is a small snippet, please click here for the full read!
Hate group and Star Wars fandom terrorist organization “Give Us Legends” has taken credit for the harassment and trolling of Kelly Marie Tran, forcing her to give up on her Instagram account earlier in the week. The group uses the language of terror to conduct “spoiler Jihads” and attempts to unite disenfranchised dregs to their cause of attacking progressive stories from Lucasfilm and to ensure a happy Star Wars fanbase cannot exist online. The group is radically against diversity, feminism (aka the belief in the equality of the sexes), and most of all, in a prolonged tantrum, they want Star Wars books published a long time ago to be canonized.
This group believes they succeeded in their targeted harassment of Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran, the stars of the current Star Wars sequel trilogy. In order to do this they relied on racial slurs, sexist comments, dehumanizing language, and just about every form of targeted harassment you can imagine.
The “Give Us Legends” statement:
This hate group’s actions have caused many in the mainstream media to ask “What the hell is wrong with Star Wars fans?” These are not Star Wars fans. This isn’t us. These are politically motivated bad actors using the platform that is fandom to wage a culture war they lost a long time ago. You don’t want black people in Star Wars? That happened, has happened, and will continue to happen. You don’t want female leads in Star Wars? Too late, it already happened. They’re about to finish a trilogy about a young woman Jedi and there’s already been a spin-off film to pick up that same angle with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I believe these hate groups know this and the movement is actually about the real world rather than the imagined ones.
The most peculiar thing about this group is that they are fighting “wars” they already lost. They can’t win because there is absolutely no way to win. There is no way their aims and goals can be achieved. The day Lucasfilm announced the old Expanded Universe was dead and became “Legends” it was over. Is Disney just going to stop everything and announce they’re starting over, all the way over to 1991? That’s an insane notion from a weak and confused mind.
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