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Writing over at cnet, our awesome pal Bonnie Burton takes a look at the frankly ridiculous situation that has culminated in The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson receiving death threats, despite $1.3 billion in the bank.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Johnson explained the situation.

“At first I was freaked out but then I realized the things people were angry about are the things I’m most proud about. There were death threats.”

It’s perfectly alright to not like the film, to debate it with friends and online, discuss its perceived shortcomings, even pitch fan-write alternate versions of events. Conversation and discussion is the lifeblood of Star Wars and what has in large part kept it alive over the last 40 plus years, but when that discourse elevates to death threats then it’s patently gone way too far.