The Ignorance Awakens...

This coming Friday marks a day that I’ve been waiting on for quite some time.  For all of us nerds who are star wars fans, it’s been a crazy wait for us as this Fridays marks the release the 7th star wars movie, that force awakens.  It’s sure to break box office records and I know die hard star wars fans will be lined up outside of theaters to be some of the first to see if their anticipation was worth all the fuss.  But amongst all this fan fare there were still some rootie poots, as I like to call them, who were able to find something to complain about and turn a joyous occasion into another social issue. 

 John Boyega, the new hero in the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise.

John Boyega, the new hero in the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise.

I’m speaking specifically about all the ridiculous folks out there that wanted to boycott the movie because one of the main characters, an ex storm trooper, Finn is a black man.  Finn is played by British actor John Boyega and this is his first major box office role if I’m not mistaken.  There are those out there that wanted to boycott the movie because they didn't like the fact that Boyega, a central figure in the plot of the movie is black and in the history of the Star Wars franchise most of the characters, except for Lando Calrissian have been white.  How narrow minded an idiotic do you have to be to get upset over a movie who casts one of the main characters as black when the plot and composition of the entire series is based around inter stellar and multi species races fighting for the fate of the galaxy.  It would defeat the entire purpose of the movie if the entire cast was homogenous and one race. 

Get a grip and use your brain for a second.  I can’t believe how silly people can get when it comes to race, but then again I shouldn't be surprised because racism breeds, feeds, and survives off of ignorance.  I know it’s a sci-fi movie but wouldn't that take away from any bit of realism if a movie about space and space creatures only had middle aged white men and women in it?  And besides, let it rest, y'all had the first six movies, let a brother be a star in at least one of them.  There’s entirely to many other things in the world to protest and be angry about then whether or not a black man should be allowed to be a storm trooper in a sci-fi movie or a main character and hero in a Star Wars installment.  I’ll bet you they are the same type of folks who argue calls at football games and basketball games but don't know all the rules or who’ve never played, the logic just defies me. 

 A new weilder of the Dark Side, Kylo Ren

A new weilder of the Dark Side, Kylo Ren

So this Friday while you fools are out boycotting the movie (and i’ll bet half of them break down and go see the movie anyway), I’ll be making sure to go check it out and maybe I’ll right a review so that you can read about all the fun you missed.  I also hope that those boycotting, realize that this same black actor that they are boycotting for no reason at all except for his color, will probably not realize that they are protesting him because there are so many true Star Wars fans out there that will go see the film, that he’ll probably be too busy counting the dollars in his bank account to worry about their petty complaint.  So with that, I’ll catch you guys later and who knows, maybe I’ll see some of you at the theater on Friday!