In my experience, people who didn't like Star Wars: The Last Jedi fall into three distinct groups.
First: People with actual, legitimate, film-related qualms. (This is the smallest group.)
Second: People who think they have actual, legitimate, film-related qualms but are actually just uncomfortable with seeing women in positions of power.
Third: Straight-up racist and sexist pieces of garbage that walk on two legs.
The guy in today's story falls into the third category.
(Note: 'Last Jedi' spoilers ahead!)
The Last Jedi premiered back in December. Since then, it has drawn a lot of ire from people who consider themselves fans of the franchise.People have called for the film to be stricken from the canon. Yes, that's the same canon that includes Greedo shooting first, Darth Vader's ridiculous "NoOoOoOoOoO!", and Jar Jar Binks. But this is the hill these guys want to die on. The hill of "But there are women who are bossing men around and I don't like that!"
One of these angry fans decided to take matters into his own incapable, red-pill-filled hands and create a fan edit that cuts out, in his words, the "Girlz Powah and other silly stuff." The result is a 46-minute "movie" (and I use that term very loosely) featuring the following changes:To begin with, the guy "cut out most shots showing female fighters/pilots and female officers commanding people around/having ideas." Oh no! Not having ideas!
And Vice Admiral Holdo? She doesn't exist in this guy's MRA-fueled nightmare version of the movie.
holdo appreciation tweet because she did THAT and deserves all the love and praise, i was not expecting to love her… https://t.co/olzks4QiCT— carlos (@carlos)1513408986.0
Anyway, say it with me now:This edit is a bunch of hot garbage, and the guy who made it is the worst sort of human (and I'm using that term loosely, too). Of course, I'm just one person (with some very strong opinions about feminism and Star Wars). You don't have to take my word for how ridiculous this fan edit is...
This Twitter sums things up quite nicely:
ahhaahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahahahhahhhhhaaaahahahha https://t.co/Uz2JfF8Snf— priscilla page (@priscilla page)1516073343.0
Agreed. But let me add 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣… https://t.co/Tx9HwOIQF6— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1516122341.0
Great points. Hope it’s okay to make a final point... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂… https://t.co/rOVv3yolZw— John Boyega (@John Boyega)1516142091.0