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'Star Wars' Is Being Boycotted By Racists, J.J. Abrams Responds

'Star Wars' Is Being Boycotted By Racists, J.J. Abrams Responds

The highly anticipated film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is making great strides for diversity with having a black male lead (played by John Boyega), though some racist people are trying to tear down the film with a boycott.

“#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide,” one tweet read on Monday.

Racist tweets were sent out using the #BoycottStarWarsVII hashtag and it led to director J.J. Abrams defending the film right before the trailer launch.

“We cannot wait to share the trailer with you tonight. I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, jawa, wookiee, jedi, or sith. I just hope you like it!” J.J. wrote in a handwritten note posted to Twitter.

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