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Author Topic: Lego Accused Of Racism Over Star Wars Jabba's Palace Set  (Read 504 times)
Bad Boy Dazza
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« on: January 25, 2013, 02:37:27 AM »

(Sounds like they are projecting their own self image and want the kids to suffer for it):

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.

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Team Diallasis McKidney (c) jr

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 02:46:31 AM »

Today is like the new yesterday.
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Anus Rising

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 03:05:28 AM »

Fuck you turks and company.
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