What is the #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag all about?

menacing black man in star wars

It all began on a lovely Sunday evening, well, depending on where you were at the time. Someone found out that a white guy wasn’t the lead character in the latest Star Wars movie, you know the one, the Star Wars movie with a mighty uninspiring name, The Force Awakens. It may be, that the only force that has been awakened is one that makes young white males angry. Those behind the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII seem to believe the new film by J.J. Abrams promotes “white genocide.”

Here’s one of the latest #BoycottStarWarsVII tweets to come over the Twitter transom in reply to those who are now being called racist:

Pretty dumb, huh? Here’s a guy who plays into the hands of the original users of the #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag.

Actually, maybe this didn’t begin with some guys that are upset about a lead black character. What if this was just a very well orchestrated PR stunt? Probably not though, since they are pre-selling tickets two months in advance. But that doesn’t stop twitterers from thinking so:

But what’s been making people mad are tweets like the following which just may have been the first of the boycott Star Wars tweets:

One never knows what’s going to happen on Twitter. A boycott here, a boycott there, layoffs at Twitter headquarters, stock price up, stock price down. Now that I think of it, maybe this was just a PR stunt done by Twitter. There you go, that’s my conspiracy theory for today.