Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: Episode VII

The original plan was to include this significant post in my next link round-up, but Johnamarie makes points that needs to be made and I couldn’t wait for next week. So here comes the reblog because diversity and representation mean a lot to me!

The Wookiee Gunner

People can stop whining now.

Skin color isn’t important. All that matters is that the role goes to the best actor.

This is why it’s important to wait before making judgments.

Where’s the Asian Jedi. Wheelchair Jedi, Native American Jedi. This movie is going to be a mid 90’s Burger King commercial.

This feels forced.

By this point, we all know that Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) are in Star Wars: Episode VII, so this post isn’t a rehash of the official press release. The purpose of this post is to highlight the general remarks that have surfaced around the Web concerning the recent casting announcement.

People can stop whining now.

Bringing attention to the fact that there’s a lack of diversity is not “whining.” It astounds me how many people don’t bother putting themselves in other people’s…

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