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Sun Dec 11, 2016, 06:05 PM Dec 2016

Trump Supporters Boycotting Star Wars Rogue One Over Rumors Reshoots Added Anti-Trump Scenes

Trump supporters are planning a boycott of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, under the #DumpStarWars hashtag, over rumors that the film was re-shot to include anti-Trump scenes.

While there is no evidence for these allegations, the narrative is being pushed mainly by a popular pro-Trump Twitter account “Jack Posobiec,” which is also an avid proponent of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.

While the writers never called Trump a Nazi, they have been vocal about their distaste for Trump. Following the election, writers Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta joined the anti-Trump “safety pin” movement.

They also tried to vaguely frame the plot of the movie against Trump’s brand of right wing nationalism. “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” wrote Weitz in a now-deleted tweet. Whitta added: “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”

The writers unwisely set up the film as being in opposition to Trump, but it is highly suspect that the reshoots were made to subversively attack Trump—especially since the film will be released way after the election and the reshoots were planned way before.

This is just speculation, but some Star Wars fans contend that the original cut of the film was too dark and edgy for Disney’s tastes and the reshoots were made to reframe the movie towards a cheerier, more optimistic tone. To essentially “Disneyify” it.


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2. As if they ever went to movies in the first place
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 06:17 PM
Dec 2016

after all, hollywood is propaganda run by jews and liberals


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5. Star Wars has always been about rebelling against an evil empire.
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 06:33 PM
Dec 2016

It's not the writer's fault that Trump's methods bookend with their evil characters.


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13. They're going to be a bored and angry klan of people
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 08:58 PM
Dec 2016

Most of Hollywood hates Trump. So no movies, no reality tv (except for the one taking place in Washington) And since Star Wars is owned by Disney, how many of those same boycotters will forego all of the hit kiddie Disney movies and visiting the parks?

These idiots will boycott their way out of any entertainment and little bit of joy they can squeeze into their horrible, hateful little lives


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15. but they aren't upset that Putin basically controls the White House
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 09:52 PM
Dec 2016

this is the stupid that the left has to combat, and I have no idea how it can be done.

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