Autorica Ratovi zvijezda: posljedice trilogija, Chuck Wendig, odlazila je na Twitteru Star Wars obožavatelji, nazivajući ih #GamerGate, #ComicsGate, MRAs, Incels i bijelim supremacistima.
Krenuo je s buke Svibanj 31st 2018, uzvikavši da je sišao zmajnu rupu sramotan Star Wars obožavatelji nakon što su zaprijetili bojkotirajući nadolazeću knjigu i bili su zadovoljni Solo: Stara ratova spremljene u blagajni.
Kakva je čudna stvar biti obožavatelj stvari koje očito prezireš.
- Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) Neka 31, 2018
There’s a string of tweets from Wendig, as he unloads on the very people that help make the fandom what it is, writing in succession…
“Here’s what happened, for context: some numbnuts tagged me into some thing about boycotting my upcoming Darth Vader annual issue (out in August!), and there… I saw some shit.
“Current idea is that SOLO is “tanking” — I guess by having the fourth biggest opening in 2018 so far — because of SUPERFANS who so hated the Last Jedi so bad that their magic hate powers caused a sorcerous boycott of SOLO.
“And that’s astonishingly goofy on so many levels.
“First, that fans — again, FANS! — are happy — HAPPY!? — that Star Wars is faring poorly. It’s like rooting for your own child to fail. It’s like hoping your own puppy falls down some steps. It’s so weird.
“Second, that people hated THE LAST JEDI enough to affect SOLO’s numbers, but somehow not enough to affect… TLJ’s numbers? Like, with TLJ, what, people kept tonguing that broken tooth? Feeding money into the Movie Machine to hope it would get better? And then bought the Blu-Ray?
“Then they were sure that TLJ failed because it didn’t do TFA’s numbers, even though TLJ was still like, one of the biggest movies ever — not that this really matters, but somehow they’re sure this means it failed? Blah blah Ruin Johnson and other clever starwarsgate trolltalk.
“And now they’re happy SOLO is underperforming and they’re claiming it as a success in this weird ideological culture war they’re waging. SOLO arguably *is* underperforming, and to claim that their little fan campaigns had anything to do with that is so bizarre and narcissistic, you might as well claim it’s because you did a fucking magic “I Hate Star Wars” tap dance in your man-cave.
“It’s *never* because of hater-fans. A movie also never *succeeds* because of its fans, because most moviegoers — the ones who form the bulk of the moviegoing public, the ones who buy most of the tickets — don’t give a great honking shit about most of this stuff.”
Solo: Stara ratova imao je 65% od tjedna do tjedna. While fans reportedly stated that the movie was mediocre and didn’t hammer in the identity politics like Star Wars: Sila se budi or Star Wars: Posljednji Jedi, nije bilo osobito vrijedno spomenuti. Mnogi fanovi su počeli bojkotirati samo kampanje, odbijajući otići vidjeti film zbog politike socijalne pravde Warrior koji su preuzeli Star Wars brend.
A onda se Wendig počinje kretati u napadu na navijače Trumpa i bijele muškarce. YouTubea Geeks + igrači napravio je video o važnim dijelovima.
You can read the tweets below…
“Second, bots or fake accounts. Given that some of these accounts are literally nothing but this — or are this and Trumpy shitstain stuff — you kinda see what’s up.
“Third, it’s what’s at the heard of ALL this weaponized aerosolized horseshit — it’s sexism and racism. It’s sphincter-stung white dudes who are so tender, so brittle, they cannot hack that the world is now only 90% about them instead of 95%.
“Their names change — MRA, incel, gamer-gate, comics-gate, sad puppies, Real Star Wars fans — but at the heart of it is the same fragile rage born of the poisonous chemical combination of white supremacy and toxic masculinity.”
Wendig nastavlja u Twitter rant to breakdown why he feels this group is lashing out, claiming that identitarians are simply angry that they’re no longer at the center of attention, writing…
“This is the huge, huge cultural knot that lead to this current fuuuuuucked-up moment in American and world history, and it’s going to take time and effort to untie it and/or chop through it.
“It’s the same shit. It’s the same tiny hearts nested in massive inflated egos who fear that the world is not uniquely theirs and that they might actually have to, gasp, share it with other people, and oh no, not get by on mediocrity alone.
“The reason they hate identity politics is that it involves politics that do not perfectly invoke their singular identity. At the heart of it, these people aren’t fans, and they can’t see through the particulate shit-fog of their own expulsions to see what they really are.”
Wendig’s entire argument, however, falls apart when you take into consideration that the newest Star Wars filmovi su učinili svoje najbolje u Sjevernoj Americi, gdje je većina publike bijela.
Star Wars: Posljednji Jedi strašno u inozemstvu, toliko da je tako kineski su ga mrzili i izvukli su se iz kazališta. The last I checked, Chinese weren’t Trump-supporting, Right-wing, white supremacists.
It’s a repeated story for Solo: Stara ratova, koji također nedostaje u Kini i drugim međunarodnim terenima za box office.
Trenutno se čini kao da neki zaposlenici LucasFilm i Disney počinju raditi ono što su zaposlenici Marvel Comics radili posljednjih šest godina: napadaju svoju publiku.
U slučaju Marvel Comics, ubrizgavanje politike socijalne pravde ratnika i vlasništvo javnih sramota, napada i zlostavljanja vlastitih potrošača neizbježno je dovelo do ogroman pad u prodaji stripova za Marvel.
Ako Disney i dalje ignorira obožavatelje i napada svoju publiku, ista stvar će se vjerojatno dogoditi s ostatkom Star Wars medijskih proizvoda.