Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has already surpassed $ 400 million at the box office, but the response from critics and fans has been somewhat controversial. Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) has something to say about the type of fandom defined as “toxic”.
It is an expression increasingly used in recent times, especially in relation to the fanbase of the most popular titles and franchises in the world of entertainment, such as Star Wars: Toxic Fandom, or those fans who spread negativity and hatred when speaking or the work in question is discussed.
” The Fandom Menace, they call it, ” JJ Abrams said in a recent interview.
And Joonas Suotamo, Chewbecca’s interpreter in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, also spoke out against this type of behavior, commenting on the post of a web user on Twitter that addressed the problem.
” I could write a thesis on absolutely ef *********** and terrible messages on female power in #LAscesaDiSkywalker, but I will only say that for nothing in the world I would like girls to watch this film, ” the user wrote, to which Joonas replied ” The Toxic Fandom is built on the same puppet topics that this thread abounds with. Deceivingly insinuating that you’re a fan, this user uses misleading claims to sow confusion among people who want to enjoy a story for that. that is. Please find better things to do. Peace. “
The thread continues with different users in support of one or the other, with those who offer motivations for a topic,
Regardless of how you think about this and other topics, it’s not the first time that behaviors attributed (more or less correctly) to the Toxic Fandom are highlighted in the Star Wars fandom.
Christopher McQuarrie has only recently changed his mind about the possibility of directing a Star Wars film, an event he had previously excluded precisely because of the negativity found on the web (which, for example, Rian Johnson wanted to channel in Knives Out ).
But for every man there is always a plus, to quote an animation classic, and in the last hours on Twitter, the hashtag #ThankYouJJAbrams has become a trending topic.
Star Wars: Skywalker’s Rise is currently in theaters.
Toxic fandom is built on the same straw men that this thread is abundant with. Deceptively insinuating to be a fan this writer uses misleading claims to sow confusion amongst people who want to enjoy a story for what it is. Please find better things to do. Peace.
— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) December 22, 2019