Guys – I like Star Wars as much as the next guy, but I think we can all agree that death threats about it is a little extreme.
A contributor for Fox News got an alarming number of death threats for making jokes about Star Wars, from fans.
Now I know we don’t watch Fox News… for obvious reasons… but I guess during a satirical show Katherine Timpf made fun of Star Wars saying ” have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now.”
Then when the uproar started, she posted a tweet… again… as a joke, saying “all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive”.
In came the death threats:
The whole thing is out of control.
Katherine refuses to apologize and I stand by her. She doesn’t like Star Wars. Who cares? Imagine if we threatened anyone who every made fun of anything? We’d have no Saturday Night Live. No comedians. No late night talk show hosts. We’re better than this, guys.
May the force be with you.