Crybaby Star Wars fan is boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story due to ‘feminazi agenda’ of Star Wars
A crybaby, Star Wars fan is boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story for all the wrong reasons, proving once again how out of touch with reality some people genuinely are.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is nearly a month away, and many Star Wars fans are excited about another film within a galaxy far, far away. Others, not so much — and that’s okay.
Meanwhile, a Star Wars “YouTuber” is not happy with the direction of what he has termed “Disney’s Star Wars,” making a “look at me” video in response. Before I get started, I want to make something (kyber) crystal clear.
It’s perfectly acceptable to not like all of the Star Wars content. That’s not the point of this response, not in the slightest. It’s the reasonings and entitlement of some Star Wars fans, like this guy, that’s garnered this response. Also, his hateful remarks about women really got my Midichlorians boiling.
Also, this particular fanboy is making all sorts of claims against Disney and its direction which are flat out wrong. Take a look and see for yourself.
Right off the bat, the camera angles and long, dramatic shots of Gabriel (the creator of this video) walking languidly up and down bleachers show what this video is really about. It’s about him. It’s not about presenting a topic of conversation or facilitating a civil debate. He wants us to look at him and, Gabriel, you’ve got your wish.
Over the dramatic swell of a Titanic-like soundtrack, Gabriel whispers:
“Why are we still here? Just to suffer”?
After what seems like hours of dramatic pondering (seriously, is this a discussion of Star Wars or your audition tape for The Bachelor?), he finally begins his soliloquy. He begins by saying:
“Never thought I’d say this, but I’m boycotting Solo: A Star Wars Story. The only way to get Star Wars back to where it was, is to simply say. No.”
Cool, bro. You don’t have to see it. No one is “Forcing” you to do so.
But, the angry fanboy is just getting started. What he says next shows his true colors.
“Disney continues to shove down their SJW feminazi agenda down our retinas.”
You mean creating characters, such as Daisy Ridley’s Rey, meant to empower women is a bad thing? Women holding an equal place within the Star Wars universe is bad? I don’t know where you get your delusions, laser brain.
Gabriel even claims that he’s not sexist.
Um, yes you are. News flash: if you use the term “feminazi” you’re a sexist.
The recent trend of inclusion within a galaxy far, far away is a necessity (true there is still room for improvement, but they’re moving in the right direction) and kudos to Kathleen Kennedy for embracing it. Speaking of which, he lets the President of Lucasfilm have it.
He goes on to complain that Rey is powerful “without any training,” and that any character can now be powerful for no reason. You mean like Anakin Skywalker, who is mysteriously created by the Force? A nobody, like Rey?
Or, Luke Skywalker, who was able to blow up the Death Star with five minutes of training with an aging Jedi? If you’re going to criticize Rey, then you have to slam the Skywalkers, too. If your only criticisms are leveled at the female characters who receive the exact same character development as the male characters…that’s sexist.
He even claims Disney delayed the novel and Blu-ray release due to “plot holes” in The Last Jedi. Really, now? How did you get that insider information, Gabriel? Don’t present opinion and conjecture as fact. The plans for both releases were well known before The Last Jedi premiered (we even wrote up an article on it); and before the complaints of some fans.
In fact, both Rogue One and The Force Awakens released in April, following their December theatrical releases — while The Last Jedi dropped in March. Hmm.
Here’s a recap of his accusations against Disney — ones that have no real merit because they aren’t based on facts (ever heard of citing your sources, Gabriel?).
- Disney “bankrupted” Toys R Us
- Disney delayed their release of The Last Jedi Blu-ray due to fan complaints and plotholes
- Money is the only language Disney understands.
- Kathleen Kennedy is promoting her “feminazi agenda.”
- The “majority” of fans are “tired” of Kennedy’s so-called agenda
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Of course, Disney wants to make money. They only forked out $4 billion to buy the franchise. That does not mean that they aren’t committed to producing high-quality films or that they don’t care about the franchise whatsoever. If you don’t like the material, don’t buy it. You’re a real hero for doing your small part to take down Disney!
He’s also complaining about the casting of Han Solo for Solo: A Star Wars Story. If you don’t like the casting of Han Solo, Gabriel, that’s fine. He even lists another actor he feels would be better. Also, fine.
Alden Ehrenreich has much to prove, no doubt. But, Gabriel’s complaint that Ehrenreich doesn’t sound or look anything like Harrison Ford, thus making him unworthy of being Han Solo, is ridiculous.
Ron Howard has been very clear that he wasn’t looking for Ehrenreich to give his imitation of Ford, but present us with his own take on the character. He doesn’t have to sound or look exactly like Ford — Ehreinech needs to embrace his inner scoundrel.
Last and certainly not least. The “boycott” on Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t actually a boycott. Gabriel says that he might see it once it comes on Blu-ray DVD. So, how is that a boycott (you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means)? Your 11-minute video, Gabriel, has more plot holes than any movie you complained about.
The non-boycott “boycott” is proof that this Star Wars fanboy is out of touch with reality and displays, in a nutshell, all that’s wrong within the fanbase of a galaxy far, far away.
If you enjoy the Expanded Universe better than the current Star Wars canon, cool, that’s fine. But, don’t accuse Disney, Lucasfilm, and Kathleen Kennedy of things that aren’t accurate; even in the slightest.
Solo: A Star Wars Story debuts May 25, 2018 — for most of us, that is.