Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger does not understand why some people are trying to politicize Star Wars. Alt-right people have been incensed since one of the new “Star Wars Rogue One” makers tweeted criticisms of Donald Trump which he related to the film.
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— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz) November 9, 2016
In November, “Rogue One” writer Chris Weitz tweeted “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization” as part of an attack on Donald Trump and his supporters. This led to Trump people creating #DumpStarWars as part of a call to boycott the movie which is due out on Friday.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) December 11, 2016
Well Bob Iger told The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks “the whole story has been overblown and, quite frankly, it’s silly. I have no reaction to [this] story at all. Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film. There are no political statements in it, at all.”
Weitz later apologized tweeting, “People. My sincere apologies to Star Wars fans whom I hurt with comments connecting an innocent escape to ugly politics.”
People. My sincere apologies to Star Wars fans whom I hurt with comments connecting an innocent escape to ugly politics. (1)
— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz) November 15, 2016
Chris Weitz has now promised to donate $1 to help Syrian refugees for every hateful comment which he receives on social media.
As for “Star Wars: Rogue One, ” its getting really good reviews and is sure to make more than $1 billion worldwide no matter what the Trump people say.