The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer was released to the world on Monday and incredibly, some people responded like this...
I will #BoycottStarWarsVII because it's implicitly anti-White to remove us from theaterOctober 19, 2015
Alt-Right, let's make #BoycottStarWarsVII trend. It's just another anti-white propaganda piece. Get the word out!— Critical Spooking (@officialCritDis) October 19, 2015
#BoycottStarWarsVII because it's becoming clear that it's forced-diversity anti-white agitprop.— GOP Patriot (@GOP__Patriot) October 19, 2015
Yup, a black man playing a prominent role in the latest instalment of the franchise has prompted calls of white genocide and anti-white propaganda.
Of course there were a couple of points the trolls appeared to have missed...
Thankfully, the 99.999999% of us with some sense were on hand to shut down the trolls and soon the backlash caused the #BoycottStarWarsVII to trend.
Ava DuVernay, director of 'Selma', then turned it on its head with the #CelebrateStarWarsVII hashtag which caused a torrent of celebration for the diversity of the film.
#CelebrateStarWarsVII because I can finally take my siblings to see a Star Wars movie with POC+women as leads.— Siyabonga Africa (@siyafrica) October 20, 2015
Lemme get this straight:
Wookies, Ewoks & Droids are fine but a BLACK PERSON is a problem?
Go home.You're Drunk.— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) October 19, 2015
The clip is the final teaser for the film which will be released in UK cinemas on 17 December.
Like previous clips, Poe (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) all feature and Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Chewbacca also make an appearance, as does Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.