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‘Star Trek Was Woke From the Beginning’: Simon Pegg, Star Wars and Star Trek Veteran, Explains Why Fans Claiming Franchises Are Getting ‘Woke’ Are Wrong

Simon Pegg says that the Star Wars fans seem to be the most kind of toxic at the moment. For this, he faces backlash for his comment. Simon Pegg is a British actor, who is a film franchise expert. He has appeared in big names like Star Trek: Mission Impossible and Doctor Who. Recently in an interview, Simon Pegg calls the fandom of Star Wars toxic, read to know more.

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg

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Interview with Simon Pegg:

Simon Pegg called the Star Wars fandom toxic

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In an interview with SiriusXM, Simon Pegg was asked which among the Star Wars and Star Treks fanbase is the hardest to please. To this Simon Pegg replied:

“As someone who was kicked off about the prequels when they came out, the Star Wars fan base seems to be the most toxic at the moment. I’m probably being very controversial to say that.”

Simon Pegg then brought attention to the days when he was in comedy and said, “I’ve apologized for the things I said about Jar Jar Binks. Cause of course there was a f***ing actor involved. He was getting a lot of flack and it was a human being. And because it got a lot of hate, he suffered, you know, and I feel terrible about being part of that.”

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What justification did Simon Pegg give to support the Star Trek fandom?

'Mission: Impossible'
‘Mission: Impossible’

Simon Pegg explained why when it comes to Star Trek the fans are very inclusive.

He says, “Star Trek’s about diversity, it has been since 1966, it always was. There’s no sort of like, ‘Oh, you’re suddenly being woke.’ No. ‘Star Trek’ was woke from the beginning. This is massively progressive. ‘Star Wars,’ suddenly there’s a little bit more diversity and everyone’s kicking off about it and it’s really sad.”

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How have the Star Wars fans reacted to this criticism?

Star Wars poster.
Star Wars poster.

The Star Wars prequel movies received a lot of hate compared to the Star Wars trilogy movies. As mentioned by Simon Pegg in the interview, the introduction of Jar Jar Binks as a character was not accepted very nicely by the people. The actor was suicidal because of the hate and criticism. Similarly, there has been online abuse, racism, and a lot more. A number of people called Simon Pegg another Hollywoke member, and a few others pointed out the part where he called the fandom toxic. The fans say their criticism is constructive criticism because they love the franchise.

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Source: THE WRAP

Written by Kathakali Sarkar