For fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, Jar Jar Binks was a slap in the face:
This new episode of Star Wars is a Politically Correct punch in the nose:
We wrote these characters but when we went to cast it, one of the things I had felt, having been to the Emmys a couple times — you look around that room and you see the whitest fucking room in the history of time. It’s just unbelievably white. And I just thought, we’re casting this show and we have an opportunity to do anything we want, why not cast the show with actors of color? Like not for sure, and if we can’t find the actors who are great, we shouldn’t, but why don’t we make that effort because it wasn’t written that way and isn’t that the cooler version of doing this as opposed to saying ‘this is an urban show’. It fucking kills me when they call something ‘an urban movie’ like it’s a separate thing, like ‘it’s that thing over there.’
Thank you J.J. Abrams for politically correcting Star Wars. Remove your Yarmulke and take a bow.