October 21, 2015 – The new Star Wars trailer went live during Monday Night Football this week and the one of the things that the The Force Awakens might be awakening is… racism. Quickly after the launch of the full trailer, numerous fans took to social media to boycott the film which features black actor, John Boyega.
The racial light-sabering began after the first trailer was released showing Boyega as a Stormtrooper.
The new trailer shows Boyega in a leading role and that didn’t sit well with some Jedis. Cries of “white genocide” started popping up online, quickly spawning the Twitter hashtag “#BoycottStarWarsVII”