#BoycottStarWarsVII trends on Twitter after new trailer drops featuring black lead actor

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While the rest of the world is losing their collective minds with excitement over the recently released Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens trailer featuring hollywood newcomer John Boyega, a movement of disgruntled fans are rallying on Twitter asking moviegoers to #BoycottStarWarsVII.

Sigh – people need to get a grip.

Apparently, these fans don’t want to live in a universe in which the main characters of a Star Wars film aren’t white males. Never mind the fact that Darth Vader himself was voiced by a black man (James Earl Jones) or that Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) was in the original trilogy — and never mind the fact that the prequels gave us arguably the coolest Jedi ever in Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson).

For example, one Twitter account, called “Captain Confederacy,” complained that “SJWs [Social Justice Warriors] complain about White artists ‘misappropriating’ culture created by blacks but then celebrate a non-White Star Wars.”

https://twitter.com/2partyhoax/status/656067071239962624

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An account called “End Cultural Marxism” took it a step further, saying, “#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide.”

https://twitter.com/genophilia/status/656071066746384384

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https://twitter.com/The_Azzmador2/status/656105653597966336

https://twitter.com/DarklyEnlighten/status/656104206537887747

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Broadway legend Audra McDonald shot back at the racist Star Wars Twitter folks.

“#BoycottStarWarsVII folks, Lemme get this straight: Wookies, Ewoks & Droids are fine but a BLACK PERSON is a problem?Go home.You’re Drunk,” McDonald wrote. 

It looks like some fans just aren’t excited enough about the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca or the shots of the Millenium Falcon back in action — all because the main characters don’t look like them.

Their loss.