SJWs like to prattle on endlessly about purported white privilege. In our continuing series on Lucasfilm’s hatred of the white male, we’ve seen many such comments come directly from Lucasfilm representatives.
So many Lucasfilm representatives take a dim view of privilege. Especially white privilege. This may explain the nature of the Rey character, who toils away on a desert planet as an underprivileged scrapper. We’ve read many an essay that celebrated the “nobody” aspect of the Rey character. Such as this excerpt from Kaytl Burt who writes for Den of Geek:
In the film, Kylo Ren (admittedly, a questionable source) tells Rey that her parents were “nobodies,” people who sold their child for drinking money. Despite the lack of privilege in her pedigree, Rey is positioned as the successor to Luke Skywalker and one of the heroes who, presumably, will save the day in Star Wars Episode IX. The Last Jedi ends with a “nobody” boy on a “nobody” planet demonstrating his power with the Force. The message is clear: You don’t have to be a Skywalker to be special. Anyone can use the Force. Anyone can save the galaxy. It was a refreshingly subversive message for a culture in which many popular stories center on characters of privilege or lineage.
Ahh yes. Rey. The champion of the disprivileged.
Which makes it all the more delicious, that the actress playing Rey, may have privilege up the ying-yang, and coming out of her ears. If what Reddit user ThePeachesandCream posts is true:
As we all know, Disney staked the sequel trilogy’s marketing and brand around diversity. It seemed like a valiant cause when TFA was first announced, but their casting decisions over the last four years has made it very clear Disney’s commitment was not sincere. Daisy Ridley was the “thin edge of the wedge” as they say in Yes Minister, and Disney Star Wars’ biggest roles have largely been monopolized by an incredibly narrow cohort of people — white English women — that isn’t even representative of women never mind the English speaking world or global population.
So why has this been a step backwards in diversity for Star Wars? Well, take a look at Daisy Ridley’s upbringing:
Her grand uncle, Arnold Ridley, was an English actor and playwright so distinguished he received an OBE from the Queen for his career in the arts. He had a university education in an era where that was an incredibly rare luxury, even had his own film company for a time, and accrued 60 film/TV credits to his name well into the 1970s.
Her grandfather also had an OBE and had a management position in the BBC.
Her father is a banker in a nation owned by a city of bankers.
Her mother is a literal member of the landed gentry in a nation with one of the most entrenched formally recognized aristocracies in the Western world.
Born and raised in Westminister, London. Yes, as in the seat of Parliament and the host of Buckingham Palace. It goes without saying it’s one of the least affordable boroughs in the United Kingdom and has one of the highest pay gaps in the notion between the lower and upper classes.
Well, now. If any of this is true, then it seems to me that Miss Daisy may have the kind of privilege that other Lucasfilm representatives look down upon. In fact, I’d be curious to find out if Daisy did any research into the daily lives of the disprivileged, in order to more effectively portray her disprivileged character. SJWs insist on repeatedly misusing the word “ironic.” But is there anything more ironic, than a princess of privilege being chosen to play an underprivileged feminist icon? I think not.
Let’s hope that all of the Lucasfilm representatives who are down on privilege chime in on this.