The most recent Star Wars film The Force Awakens puts diversity in the forefront with the casting of newcomer John Boyega as the lead. In the wake of this announcement, there was much discourse among fans of the Star Wars franchise. Some even called for a boycott. Boyega later provided an effortless clapback to the racism‐driven boycott:
“To get into a serious dialogue with people who judge a person based on the melanin in their skin? They’re stupid, and I’m not going to lose sleep over people. The presale tickets have gone through the roof—their agenda has failed. Miserably.”
Much like the Disney film, Home, released early 2014 with a main character of color, voiced by singer Rihanna, children are seeing themselves on screen in the Star Wars franchise.
— florien (@nohbrien) January 9, 2016