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Simon Pegg Calls Star Wars Fans 'Toxic'

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As a self-proclaimed geek culture lover from Since then, Simon Pegg has become globally known as an actor playing roles in some of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and he’s in a rare position where he’s been on both sides of the fandom at the same time. In a recent interview with SiriusXM, he singled out one group of fans whose behavior needs to change: Claiming Love Star Wars , but then seem to hate everything about it.

Pegg, in 2015 Voiced alien trash boss Unkar Plutt The Force Awakens , recalling how his past was part of the problem , and even an extended joke about

The Phantom Menace

in Space, Comedy of the early 2000s series that helped him start his career.

“Honestly, as a prequel it kicked off as soon as it came out, Star Wars really seems to be the most toxic at the moment,” he said. “I mean, I’m gone now…I’ve apologized for what I said about Jar Jar Binks, because of course there’s a fucking actor involved and he’s been bashed a lot, It’s not a camping rabbit, it’s a man. Because he’s been hated a lot, he’s suffered, and I feel bad about being a part of that.”

“I find

Star Trek fans have been very, very accommodating,” he continued, pointing to It’s his experience playing Scottie in the big-screen reboot. “

Star Trek is about diversity, it’s been that way since 1966, it’s been that way, no’ Oh, you’re awake now,’

Star Trek was awake from the start …Star Wars, all of a sudden there’s more variety, everyone It’s really sad to start talking about it.”

While he didn’t name any specific actors or characters, it’s likely that Peg was referring to It was John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran who were harassed after joining the franchise as Finns and Rose Tico in The Force Awakens

and The Last Jedi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

prequel The three sisters Rewa’s breakthrough character series, tweeted: “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and are excited for Rewa’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her unpopular in any way , we have only one thing to say: we boycott.”

Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the UK covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared on GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.

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