Apparently, there's a #DumpStarWars hashtag trending on Twitter
, and Trump supporters are telling people to boycott the movie because it's sending an Anti-Trump message. (K, have they never watched a Star Wars movie in their life?)
“Rogue One” actor Riz Ahmed said the filmmakers didn’t inject anti-Donald Trump positions or any other political messages into the new “Star Wars” movie, because doing so would be “petty and small-minded.”
“It is absolutely to be expected that people will project their anxieties and concerns … onto art. It’s also the role of art to reflect the times we live in. But this film wasn’t made to speak to this particular moment. This is a film that was written years ago, that was filmed over a year-and-a-half ago,” the British actor and “The Night Of” star continued.
He also added that he hopes the movie continues to resonate over time and that a film as big as Star Wars will bring people together instead of continuing to divide them.
hashtag started after a Trump supporter saw "Rogue One" writers Chris Weitz and Gary Whittas change their Twitter avatars to a logo of the Rebel Alliance with a safety pin along with tweets like this from Chris Weitz (which is now deleted but I found a screenshot):
You can go to the source to hear my bb Riz Ahmed speak about this since I cannot embed.source