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Donald Trump supporters call for #DumpStarWars on Twitter, get mocked in return

hollywood Updated: Dec 14, 2016 08:55 IST
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases December 16.

The fate of the new Star Wars movie Rogue One seems to be unaffected since a boycott campaign, #DumpStarWars, gained steam on Twitter with claims that Rogue One contains scenes that are anti-US President-elect Donald Trump and portray the galactic Empire in Star Wars as a white supremacist organization.

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones at the head of a brand new cast and follows a group of rebels who band together to fight the evil Darth Vader’s plans for intergalactic domination. It is a standalone prequel to the 1977 film A New Hope.

Asked about the social media claims, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter last weekend that there were “no political statements” in the movie.

“Quite frankly, it’s silly,” Iger said of #DumpStarWars. “I have no reaction to (this) story at all.”

Trump supporter Jack Posobiec, one of the people behind #DumpStarWars, said in a livestream on Periscope on Monday, “Why would you give your money to people who hate you?... Why do you want to take your kids to something that will influence them in a way to hate the president?”

Here are some tweets, mostly mocking the entire fiasco:

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First Published: Dec 14, 2016 08:54 IST