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Sep 9, 2015

Star Wars just got so gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Remember the rightful fuss some people made that there wasn't enough new female characters in The Force Awakens? They got what they wanted eventually - all part of the JJs slow release of of information.

Why did they get upset? Because people want diversity in their Star Wars.

Same goes for having gay characters in the Star Wars realm. The need to diversity to reflect more modern approaches to sexuality.

Apparently some folk are upset that there are gays running round now, especially in Chuck Wendig's canon novel, Aftermath. They apparently don't want diversity.

There's something wrong with that attitude.

Chuck Wendig rightly thinks so too and posted this absolutely fantastic reponse to the haters in this blog post:

'And if you’re upset because I put gay characters and a gay protagonist in the book, I got nothing for you. Sorry, you squawking saurian — meteor’s coming. And it’s a fabulously gay Nyan Cat meteor with a rainbow trailing behind it and your mode of thought will be extinct. You’re not the Rebel Alliance. 

You’re not the good guys. You’re the fucking Empire, man. You’re the shitty, oppressive, totalitarian Empire. If you can imagine a world where Luke Skywalker would be irritated that there were gay people around him, you completely missed the point of Star Wars.

It’s like trying to picture Jesus kicking lepers in the throat instead of curing them. Stop being the Empire. Join the Rebel Alliance. We have love and inclusion and great music and cute droids.'

Nayan cat meteors indeed.

I think it's safe to assume that Kim Davis won't be reading Aftermath any time soon.


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