JJ Abrams Defends “Black Storm Trooper”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has lashed out at racist critics who have an issue with the fact that that actor John Boyega is playing a stormtrooper in the hotly anticipated sequel in the hugely popular sci-fi franchise.
Boyega himself has had to defend his role in the film for the past few months, and now Abrams, who also wrote the screenplay for the film — presumably writing in a Black character — says people really need to worry about something else. When sitting with Howard Stern, he said:
“All I know is John Boyega is extraordinary in the new movie I think the people who are complaining about that probably have bigger problems than ‘there’s a black stormtrooper.'”
Funny how racist nerds can totally accept a story universe with interplanetary wars among various alien races take place for generations…but NOT the fact that millions of years ago and galaxies away, a Black man could qualify for a position as a storm trooper. SMH.