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Rian Johnson has strong words for diversity haters

During WIRED’s live Q&A event promoting his new film Knives Out, Rian Johnson had strong words for those people who were against diversity in Star Wars.

While speaking at a live event for WIRED alongside actor Chris Evans for their movie Knives Out, Johnson spoke about the people who whine about “SJWs” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“If someone’s responding to diversity negatively, f— ’em,” Johnson said, prompting Evans to nod affirmatively and point. “If anyone didn’t like the movie, I’m not saying that’s why they didn’t like it… It wasn’t surprising at all to me, I grew up as a Star Wars fan. And I grew up- I was in my twenties when the prequels came out and this whole idea that it’s all been sunshine and roses and suddenly everybody’s yelling at each other is baffling to me.”

And Gamespot also took a look at his words.

“People care deeply about Star Wars, and every single person has a slightly different version of what they think Star Wars is. And so much of the fun of it is arguing about it.” He believes that the negativity around the film has been covered extensively because it “is fun to write about, and it gets clicks.”

“95% of my interactions on Twitter are absolutely lovely and constructive and wonderful with Star Wars fans.Star Wars fans are the best fans in the world, all of them. I think the fandom has to take a stand against getting defined by a very small slice of it, that does not represent the lion’s share.”

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