Racists threaten to boycott "Star Wars VII" because it promotes "white genocide," apparently

Guess they're not fans of Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones?

Published October 19, 2015 9:13PM (EDT)


Today in Stuff That Will Make You Hang Your Head In Despair, a bunch of white supremacists are tweeting under the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII. Why? Apparently J.J. Abrams' new “Star Wars” installment is a little too multicultural for their liking (black actor John Boyega plays Finn, a stormtrooper, one of the presumed leads). Enjoy your daily dose of hate speech below:

Thankfully, the hashtag seems to have been mostly co-opted by reasonable people at this point (other reasonable people out there, feel free to chime in!):

By Anna Silman

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