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Times When Star Wars Franchise Crossed The Line

No, reviving Palpatine for clout wasn’t the only worst thing the Star Wars franchise has done. These are the moments when Star Wars took its viewers for granted and crossed political, social, and every other possible line.

Fridging of Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Fridging is a term used when a woman character is killed or injured to stimulate “protective” traits in male characters and be used as a plot device to take the story further. Val was the first black woman in the Star Wars franchise, and she could’ve been a significant part of it, but she died saving her husband. This shows how less of an importance a woman carries in the franchise, especially a woman of color.

Fridging of Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story Fridging is a term used when a woman character is killed or injured to stimulate "protective" traits in male characters and be used as a plot device to take the story further. Val was the first black woman in the Star Wars franchise, and she could've been a significant part of it, but she was killed off to save her husband. This shows how less of an importance a woman carries in the franchise, especially a woman of color.
Even the actress was disappointed

Zirro The Hut’s Flamboyance

In “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, the audience saw a new crimelord by the name of Zirro The Hut. With the flamboyant voice and purple skin(purple is often associated with the LGBTQIA+ community), Zirro is a typical gay stereotype that is just ignorant of the creators.

Zirro The Hut’s flamboyance In "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" movie, the audience saw a new crimelord by the name of Zirro The Hut. With the flamboyant voice and purple skin(purple is often associated with the LGBTQIA+ community), Zirro is a typical gay stereotype. Of course, there's nothing wrong with making a character gay but leaning on the concept that hard made it a lot awkward. 
It was very uncomfortable to watch this character written with no regard for the gay community

Leia’s Bikini

This chain bikini of Leia had mixed reactions from the viewers because it’s still a very popular cosplay. But, in the movie, the use of the chain bikini costume is downright disturbing given how Leia had to wear it forcefully on Jabba the Hutt’s order. In addition, the outfit looked uncomfortable and a little out-of-place for the only strong female character to wear in the 80s.

Leia's bikini This chain bikini of Leia had mixed reactions from the viewers because it's still a very popular cosplay. But, in the movie, the use of the chain bikini costume is downright disturbing given how Leia had to wear it forcefully on Jabba the Hutt's order. In addition, the outfit looked uncomfortable and a little out-of-place for the only strong female character to wear in the 80s.
The chain bikini in Return of the Jedi

Slavery Angle In Phantom Menace

When Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon find young Skywalker in Tatooine, his family is a slave. Slavery didn’t just exist, but it was also popular on the planet, and nobody raised a voice, not even the outsiders. 

Slavery angle in Phantom Menace When Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon find young Skywalker in Tatooine, his family is a slave. Slavery didn't just exist, but it was shown to be popular on the planet, and nobody raised a voice, not even the outsiders. 
Qui-Gon literally bought Anakin’s freedom but not his mother’s

Poe Dameron’s backstory

Before introducing his unnecessary backstory, people already loved Poe’s strong-willed and cocky character. It showed him as a drug dealer turned Resistance pilot just to stick it to the First Order. The only Latina character was a drug dealer, which is quite typical of the mainstream media’s view of the community.

Poe Dameron's backstory People already loved Poe's strong-willed and cocky character before introducing his unnecessary backstory. It showed him as a drug dealer turned Resistance pilot just to stick it to the First Order. The only Latina character was shown as a drug dealer is quite typical of the mainstream media's view of the community.
Nobody asked for this ignorant backstory

 

The sudden and illogical death of Padme

Padme had complications delivering the baby at first. Still, after getting literally choked by his husband on the planet Mustafar, a medical droid came to deliver the message that they could save the babies, but Padme was dying of other unexplained reasons. She was literally killed off because of a “broken heart”. She had no apparent diseases or illnesses. They just killed the most prominent female character to initiate the rise of Anakin as Darth Vader. Another example of fridging.

The sudden and illogical death of Padme Padme had complications delivering the baby at first. Still, after getting literally choked by his husband on the planet Mustafar, a medical droid came to deliver the message that they could save the babies, but Padme was dying of other unexplained reasons. She was literally killed off because of a "broken heart". No diseases, no illness, they just killed the most prominent female character of the franchise to initiate the rise of Anakin as Darth Vader. Another example of fridging.
The fan-favorite character deserved better

Excited Wookie

The in-your-face sequence of Chewbacca’s grandfather, Itchy, enjoying virtual seduction was a bit too much considering how visibly excited Itchy was. As the scene progresses, the sexual undertones became more apparent by the minute.

Excited wookie The in-your-face sequence of Chewbacca's grandfather, Itchy, enjoying virtual seduction was a bit too much considering how visibly excited Itchy was. However, as the scene progresses, the sexual undertones of the proceedings become more apparent by the minute. 
It’s just uncomfortable to see

Luke-Leia Kiss

This kiss is far too comfortable to see, especially after completing the original trilogy. To give context, Luke and Leia, who are estranged siblings separated at birth, share a smooch. George Lucas had no ideas back then to make Leia Luke’s sister as he was thinking of adding a new character. Still, Leia visibly liked Han, making the kiss even more awkward.

Luke-Leia Kiss This kiss is far too comfortable to see, especially after completing the original trilogy. To give context, Luke and Leia, who are estranged siblings separated at birth, share a smooch. George Lucas apparently had no ideas back then to make Leia Luke's long-lost sister as he was thinking of adding a new character. Still, Leia visibly liked Han, making the kiss even more awkward and unnecessary. 
You can’t rewatch this scene without squirming now

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Written by FandomWire Staff