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Does 'Black Guy' Darth Vader Really Make 'Star Wars' Racist?

By Vivian Kane | Pajiba Love | December 14, 2015 | Comments ()

By Vivian Kane | Pajiba Love | December 14, 2015 |


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If you’re looking for a little holiday cheer, there’s a dorm full of college students with a Christmas carol hotline, waiting to serenade you with a song of your choosing. (Washington Post)

Caitlyn Jenner continues to be a transgender figurehead doing copious amounts of harm to the transgender community. (Cosmo)

Ronda Rousey cancelled her plans to sullenly eat ice cream in bed for another month and followed through with her acceptance of that invitation to the Marine Ball. (Celebitchy)

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry had a brief tangential aside during her show this weekend that Star Wars is racist because Darth Vader was evil as a “black guy” and then basically turned white once he was somewhat redeemed. I don’t think this is an invalid argument (though the unfortunately quick soundbite makes it hard to not seem incendiary for incendiary’s sake), but has anyone told her that Chasing Amy got there first? (Mediaite)

Star Wars has joined the ranks of rain, the Oscars, and Obama coming to town in terms of things that f*ck up Los Angeles. The premiere is reaching bonkers levels of spectacle, but more importantly: WHERE CAN WE GET LUPITA NYONG’O’S SHIRT? Do we have to actually be IN the movie to own it? That seems unfair. (Lainey)

If you’ve never realized how Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is actually a song about painful, possibly unrequited longing, this version might do the trick.

I applaud the person who bought this URL and then applied the least possible effort to the actual site. That’s about all he deserves. (TrumpIsLiterallyHitler.com)

Speaking of Trump, here’s a good look at why it’s not crazy to argue that Donald Trump may actually be terrorism’s #1 fan and strongest ally. (Politico)

The internet is going nutso over a Walking Dead haircut. (Uproxx)

Also at Uproxx, the members of Insane Clown Posse are doing their to make sure a little girl whose devoted Juggalo father died saving her from a fire gets her Christmas wish. (UR)

When you get to 52 reviews (Cannonball!), you get to the point: "The problem of dirty hands, determinism vs. free will, utilitarianism - it’s all in this Star Wars comic book…Whether or not you know much about that universe, this is a worthwhile trade. You don’t need to read volume one. If you can just afford one [Imperial Agent Jahan] Cross book, get this one. " Cannonballer Halbs says Star Wars: Hard Targets by John Ostrander is not to be missed. (Cannonball Read 7)


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