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Lego Accused Of Racism Over Star Wars Jabba's Palace Set

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Some Turkish leaders are offended by a Lego Star Wars set, claiming it resembles a famous mosque.

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria said in a statement that a Lego set of Jabba's Palace from the Star Wars series is racist because it appears to closely resemble the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut and a minaret and therefore reinforces negative stereotypes about the Middle East, according to the Austrian Times. The statement threatened legal action against Lego if it does not withdraw the toys.

"The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed," a statement on their website reads, according to the Telegraph. The statement also claims that the characters look sinister and do evil things, such as keep slaves and commit murder.

(Scroll down for a picture of the Lego set)

Lego denies the charges. "The Lego Star Wars product Jabba's Palace does not reflect any actually existing buildings, people, or the mentioned mosque," Katharina Sasse, a spokesperson for Lego, told the Telegraph.

Star Wars has been accused of racism before. Some claimed that George Lucas' 1999 movie Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was racist because some of its villains seemed to reinforce Asian stereotypes.

Jabba the Hutt, for the uninitiated, is one of Star Wars' villains. He kept Han Solo frozen, tried to kill Luke Skywalker and, for a time, kept Princess Leia as his slave (fans will never forget her gold bikini). Luke and his allies ultimately freed Han Solo and Princess Leia and killed Jabba and his minions.


This is not Lego's first brush with racism accusations either. The artist Chris McVeigh claimed in 2010 that almost all non-white Lego faces scowl, according to Wired. The Wired article claims that Lego's toy sets based on Hollywood movies also highlight the racism already apparent in Hollywood casting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/lego-racism-star-wars_n_2541369.html


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  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson do 10 pushups everytime you read my post... you know you want too. Posts: 61,068 Regulator
    thats what they are mad about?
    they go after disney and lego? i woulda went after someone with less money than my own fucking country...
    if i were an FBI Agent tasked with monitoring a forum, I'd post random pictures and watch the reactions of the people.
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  • GhostdenithegawdGhostdenithegawd Up from da 36 chambers HarlemPosts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    smh they lost for trying to do this now when this character was made 30 years ago
  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson do 10 pushups everytime you read my post... you know you want too. Posts: 61,068 Regulator
    fucking lego tie-fighter cost like 400 bucks and they wanna go agaisnt these niggas?
    if i were an FBI Agent tasked with monitoring a forum, I'd post random pictures and watch the reactions of the people.
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  • WYRMWYRM The Dude Abides...Posts: 990 ✭✭✭✭
    That's some hillarious shit right there, Lucas built a time machine? He must have or was it Disney, Isner might have had one and did it while he was CEO. Or we can just blame Finland, Canada gets blamed enough.
  • achewon87achewon87 Low End Theorist Survivor Series '97Posts: 5,260 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed"

    So Intergalactic gangsters are now considered terrorist to?

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  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson do 10 pushups everytime you read my post... you know you want too. Posts: 61,068 Regulator
    yeah... i never thought he was a terrorist...
    their interpretation is seriously flawed.
    if i were an FBI Agent tasked with monitoring a forum, I'd post random pictures and watch the reactions of the people.
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  • SuperManuelSuperManuel I'll getchu bitch!!! Somewhere drunk off my ass.Posts: 17,674 ✭✭✭✭✭
    see, this is why I don't respect organized religion.
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  • GhostdenithegawdGhostdenithegawd Up from da 36 chambers HarlemPosts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    see, this is why I don't respect organized religion.


    article had nothing to do with religion tho
  • BiblicalAtheist BiblicalAtheist Prude FieldsPosts: 15,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    see, this is why I don't respect organized religion.


    article had nothing to do with religion tho
    A mosque sometimes spelled mosk, is a place of worship for followers of Islam.
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  • CracceRCracceR ૐ☯★♑☮⌘ Posts: 4,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's some hillarious shit right there, Lucas built a time machine? He must have or was it Disney, Isner might have had one and did it while he was CEO. Or we can just blame Finland, Canada gets blamed enough.

    y finland doe? lego is from denmark
  • LUClENLUClEN Absence makes the heart grow fonder of someone else Posts: 20,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nobody is making them buy it
    The rapper from linkin park would body the dudes in the xxxtentacion cypher
  • PlutarchPlutarch A Tribe Called Fresh Philly, PA, by way of Ca$hville, TNPosts: 3,220 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^ you can't reason with totalitarianists.

    Reminds me of the PTC (Parents Television Council). I say the same thing to the PTC. They want to ban all media that they deem "indecent." Yet nobody is making them or their kids watch Family Guy or listen to Rihanna. What they can do however is change the channel or at least do some parenting. But people like that only want others to change for their convenience.
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  • GhostdenithegawdGhostdenithegawd Up from da 36 chambers HarlemPosts: 15,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    .IRS. wrote: »
    see, this is why I don't respect organized religion.



    article had nothing to do with religion tho
    A mosque sometimes spelled mosk, is a place of worship for followers of Islam.

    over looked that point taken
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