Published On: Tue, Dec 13th, 2016

Disney Head Bob Iger Says ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Is Not Political In Spite of What Trump Supporters Think

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

 

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