A LONG TIME AGO, IN GALAXY FULL OF SOCIALIST JUSTICE WARRIORS FAR, FAR AWAY: “Don’t Like Gays in ‘Star Wars’? You’re a Homophobe:”
Star Wars fans anxious to see “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” get a taste of the new universe in a new book, Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath. But not all fans are rejoicing — many are panning the book — for bringing sexual politics into mainstream science fiction. Don’t worry about all the haters, though — they’re evil homophobes with the Empire.
This was — truly — the author’s response to criticism on his blog. To anyone with the gall to question his inclusion of not one, not two, but 5 gay characters, Wendig wrote, “You’re not the Rebel Alliance. You’re not the good guys. You’re the f**king Empire, man. You’re the sh**ty, oppressive, totalitarian Empire.”
Well, not everybody wants to be the sh**ty, oppressive, totalitarian Vietcong.