Neil Harrington writes another ignorant piece at dorksideoftheforce.net entitled, Star Wars fans who like Star Wars: The Last Jedi aren’t real fans?
In it he writes:
No. The SJW contagion within Lucasfilm is destroying all that George Lucas built. The fans can’t be blamed for pointing out that they’re producing garbage.
Frankly, with articles like yours, you appear to be one of the whiniest babies on the internet.
Verbal abuse? Or genuine criticism? As a snowflake, can you distinguish between them?
It’s simply not your place to make these ridiculous proclamations, and of course, you have no authority to do so anyway. People are free to react in most any manner they like, and of course ought to be.
Alex has his own problems with purely imaginary authority, and I’ve addressed that here. But to his point here, the issue is far more complex than simply being furious about a Star Wars project that we know nothing about. A great deal of the fury is in reaction to the misbehavioral antics of Lucasfilm representatives, and the utter trash they’ve produced thus far.
No. It hasn’t. You’re making that up.
From observing social media, angry YouTube warriors, and the comments sections of a variety of venues; a substantial amount of people are not giving the new content a fighting chance — making up their minds before they even see it.
What shouldn’t be tolerated is the hatred within Lucasfilm for the fans, and media sycophants such yourself facilitating that and covering for it.
It may be offensive to you, and yet it’s true anyway. Lucasfilm representatives like Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson prattle on about equal representation and gender equality, then go on to claim that “The Force is Female.” They’ve inserted uneducated social justice lecturing into what was “meant to be an avenue of escapism. Fun. Adventure. Fantasy.” That’s what’s genuinely offensive here.
Well that’s because you’re ignorant. It’s called protest. Certainly you SJWs know a thing or two about protest, don’t you? It’s about either restoring the franchise to what it was before the social justice contagion infected it, or putting the franchise out of its misery. Either would be acceptable at this point.
Yes, yes. Snowflake SJWs always find contrary opinions “unhealthy.” Tough. Go find a safe space.
What also gets my midichlorians boiling is others I’ve engaged with, even within our own comments section, who go as far to say that those who enjoyed the latest addition to the galaxy far, far away (like myself) are not real fans.
Maybe about the same time that you became the police of fandom reaction. But honestly, who said this? Can you provide direct linked quotes?
Let’s be absolutely crystal clear on something. The current employees at Lucasfilm did not create it.
I believe we will make great strides towards this goal if we discuss this issue in a civil manner and listen to one another – making progress towards a common ground of peace, inclusion, and reconciliation.
How about if we express our thoughts in any way we damn well please? Particularly since we’re going to anyway.
Did it ever occur to you Neil, that as someone who enjoyed The Last Jedi, that you’re not even part of the equation here? That you’re inserting yourself into a conversation between displeased fans and Lucasfilm, when you don’t really belong?
SC Reviews offers his own sensible perspective on Harrington’s article via Geeks + Gamers: