But one thing I’ve been dying to talk about is the fandom’s disregard for Boba Fett and a possible movie for him. And it isn’t just that, it’s that people compare his importance to someone like Yoda, or even Chewbacca. I’ve noticed a trend mainly from white fans whodiminish Boba’s importance and equate him and his character to non-humans. (And this is something I have seen explicitly from the tumblr fandom–mainly the white women. On every other platform, the idea of a Boba Fett movie is very well accepted).
One thing I noticed is that over all, the fandom was very well receptive of the Kenobi movie. When the Han Solo movie was announced, people had their doubts but eventually opened up to it—especially when they hard Emelia Clarke would be the female co-star.
However, when it was said a Boba Fett movie was in the process, this actually got people angry and eventually these same people were cheering on the fact that the Han Solo movie had replaced Boba’s movie.
There are a few problems with this and the racism in these certain fans is evident.
First and foremost, diminishing a man of color’s importance to a non-human being is insulting and a very racist trope. People of color, especially black and brown men are equated to non-humans (animals) in literature/media as a way to diminish their intelligence and agency as human beings. The fans may not have known they were doing this, but it certainly is a problem. It has happened for years.
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