Sorry, you squawking saurian – meteor’s coming. And it’s a fabulously gay Nyan Cat meteor with a rainbow trailing behind it and your mode of thought will be extinct. You’re not the Rebel Alliance. You’re not the good guys. You’re the fucking Empire, man. You’re the shitty, oppressive, totalitarian Empire. If you can imagine a world where Luke Skywalker would be irritated that there were gay people around him, you completely missed the point of Star Wars. Stop being the Empire. Join the Rebel Alliance. We have love and inclusion and great music and cute droids.”
— Chuck Wending, author of the new novel Star Wars: Aftermath, in a blog post responding to complaints by homophobic readers that he added a major gay character to the series, one even accusing him of “jumping on the Caitlyn Jenner bandwagon”
H/t: Pink News
Jacob W. Wilson
Do they realize it’s SyFy? #getalife
I’m going take a screen shoot of that and put it on my wall. I’ve only seen one movie of this whole saga, I don’t even remember which but I loved it and I love shutting down trolls.That response is friggin’ GOLD! if it was on stage somewhere, he would need to drop the mic just like Kanye West.
Gay characters in Fantasy ? Of course ! !
Fabulous. I will watch this movie.
Joseph C Landis-Midnight
First of all syfy is a bullshit made up word trademarked by that channel that used to be good. Secondly, tons of sci-fi and fantasy are very homophobic and racist. The vast majority of major authors in those genes are straight, white guys. It’s changing, but that’s still how it is.
Hmmm, I believe gay characters have been there all along, like the Emperor; they just didn’t make a point of it!!! Obviously, that bar scene in the first movie was a dead-on Saturday night depiction of a joint in New Orleans called the “Round Up”! Y’all may as well get used to the reality that there will always be gay-haters, in some form or another.
@Joseph C Landis-Midnight:
Amazingly ignorant comment. Sci-fi has been around for a long time and has evolved a lot over the years. Samuel Delaney for example was an out gay man who wrote sci-fi with gay characters written into his stories starting in the early 1970s. Blish and others also wrote in gay characters over time. Even Heinlein who was not exactly a man friendly to gay folks later in his career changed his mind and wrote in gay characters.
On the screen – Captain Jack on Torchwood is one of the most obvious examples of a character who is not at all shy about having man sex. Caprica featured a main character who was an out gay. Numerous other examples of gay and lesbian characters in sci-fi exist if you bother to do a internet search.
Watch out you squawking Saurian! We’re comin’ to get ya! We’ve been around since the beginning of time, waiting for you to show up! :>)
Brilliant! I joined the Rebel Alliance in June 1977.
The mic is dropped.
Maybe they can get Kim Davis a part- too!
Preach! But this is only true of modern tv and comic fans. In the past these things were covered and quite progressive about it. In fact sci-fi books used to cover mostly non-white and often non-human characters.
Anyway this is all very hilarious because the original Star Wars was full of brother/sister “romance”. After that a gay character shouldn’t be taboo so many decades later.
Comment was directed to @Joseph C Landis-Midnight: but apparently Queerty flags the word |ncest and screwed my post up the second time.
Cannot wait for the movie!!!
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