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Princeton graduates have been told not to attend a Star Wars themed party as some of the characters were ‘allegedly inspired by World War 2-era events.’

This, of course, is not news. Many of the characters and situations in the original trilogy were inspired by real-world events and wars.

A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.

An update sent to those who RSVP’d to an Eventbright invitation was obtained Tuesday by Heatstreet.

“A few of our classmates reached out expressing concerns over our choice to use Stormtroopers as our costume inspiration,” the email said. “We have been informed of the origin of this word and its connections to early- to mid-20th century Germany. This is something neither we nor anyone on your Reunion Committee were aware of, but something we take very seriously. Tonight we made the unanimous decision to remove these costumes.”

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  • OfWolfandMan

    So the origin of the word offended them?