A bunch of racist, sexist neckbeards have started an anti-Star Wars hashtag on Twitter to protest two of the lead actors, one is black and the other is a woman.

These extremist sci-fi fans claim that because the cast of the upcoming Star Wars movie isn’t male- or white-dominated indicates white genocide. It really denotes insanity on part of the racist fans.

Writer Jessica Lachenal noted that people of color have always been part of the Star Wars series. Billy Dee Williams played Lando Calrissian and James Earl Jones voiced Darth Vader. Each character is among the series’ most popular.

“There’s some kind of sick, beautiful irony in the fact that those boycotters completely missed the point of all of these films,” Lachenal said. “They somehow don’t see that they’re the Empire, they’re the evil people; a clone army stamping out those that are different from them, enslaving alien populations, promoting ‘order’ and homogeneity through totalitarian control and fear.”

Here are some of the angry tweets.

 

 

For more on this story, visit RawStoryTwitter racists want to #BoycottStarWars over female and black lead actors”

By the way, have you seen the new official trailer that released last night?!

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced