The discussion board for the new Star Wars on IMDb (the web’s most prominent movie news and information site) lit up immediately following the teaser’s release and continues to be saturated with, literally, hundreds upon hundreds of disgustingly racist comments about Boyega who plays the role of a black Stormtrooper in the new movie. Twitter, as well, and I have seen rabid discussion about the issue on over a dozen other movie related websites. Seriously as much as society and technology have advance in the last century, we still have no cure for stupid. I love how Boyega basically told them to STFU. More actors in the sci-fi/fantasy genre need to start telling these rabid fanboys to calm down.
It always amazed by people who are eager and willing to accept entire other species as our comrades, friends and lovers in science fiction. Yet when a member of our race who has a different melanin quantity pops up, people start losing their shit. Having said that people need to be mentally impaired to complain about it. The original Stormtroopers were clones of a non-white as mentioned many times before. The Empire’s Stormtroopers could have been anybody, it has also been established that they are no longer a clone army, the Empire was recruiting as well to build their armies faster. As the cloning process could not keep up with the demand.
I’m glad certain people have a problem with a black Stormtrooper, because it gives me the opportunity to tell you the following: “We don’t want your money, please stay home. This film is for everyone else. And if the idea of a black Stormtrooper still offends you. Then there is a very easy remedy to prevent you from ever having to deal with the horror of a black Stormtrooper ever again. Remove yourself from society and don’t go watch the movie. I love Star Wars, but why does it really matter? And who gives a rat’s ass if a character is black, white, red, purple, green with blue stripes? As long as he plays his role well I don’t care what colour he is.