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Is This LEGO Star Wars Toy Racist?
Time Magazine, by Matt Peckham

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/25/2013 9:56:15 AM

Racism is sadly alive and well in the world, but in a LEGO Star Wars toy set? Have a look at the picture above: That’s LEGO’s rendition of “Jabba’s Palace,” as in Jabba the Hutt, the giant alien slug-creature that hassled Han Solo and his pals over a snarling sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi. According to the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria, it’s also a racially prejudiced riff on at least two revered religious structures, reports The Telegraph. TCCA apparently believes the toy set resembles the Hagia Sophia, originally a structure in Istanbul that began

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare, 1/25/2013 9:59:53 AM     (No. 9138439)

Have a whine with that gift.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 1/25/2013 10:00:02 AM     (No. 9138440)

With respect to the building and any offense, don´t Christians have a far greater grievance against Muslims, since they insensitively turned a Christian catherdral into mosque?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/25/2013 10:06:11 AM     (No. 9138454)

Thus sayeth a spokesman for the Religion of PracticallyAnythingOffendsUs®

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/25/2013 10:09:22 AM     (No. 9138461)

Toys are racist? Unbelievable - get real, it is a movie.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/25/2013 10:38:23 AM     (No. 9138537)

Gee, was the use of airliners to take down the WTC racist???

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 1/25/2013 10:59:33 AM     (No. 9138594)

Look at the pic! Of course it´s racist. The lighter whiter part rises up higher than the darker browner part. If just seeing doesn´t fill you with anti-racist outrage, it´s only because you are lighter and whiter and cannot possibly identify with the darker and browner experience. So just shut up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Screwgun, 1/25/2013 10:59:58 AM     (No. 9138597)

Thanks for the heads up. I´ll be sure to go out and one so I can urinate on it before blowing it up with a couple M-80s.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/25/2013 11:09:04 AM     (No. 9138626)

To think I used to read MAD Magazine for laughs and Time for news, now I don´t read either. LEGO is not Americian, they are based in Denmark. Don´t they have laws about this there?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/25/2013 11:18:04 AM     (No. 9138651)

Perhaps we should register a complaint with the Turkish Whatever Council of Austria for Turkish desecration of the Church of the Holy Wisdom.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxlapidis, 1/25/2013 11:26:27 AM     (No. 9138682)

How can a building, constructed by Greek Christians have anything to do race?

How can any religion whose members are comprised of all races take offense on based on race?

Beside Jabba The Hut lived on a planet in a galaxy far far away.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: disasterman, 1/25/2013 11:30:01 AM     (No. 9138690)

Hagia Sophia was originally built by Christians. If anyone should be offended it should be Christians, not the followers of some war mongering pedophile.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 1/25/2013 12:25:34 PM     (No. 9138836)

Slightly off topic, but the newer Star Wars films were definitely racist, and I was surprised there was not any more outcry from groups.

Examples? How about the obviously Jewish trader/schemer Watto, with stereotype Jewish nose and hat. How about those two "you can´t trust those Chinee" asian-influenced spies. There are many examples.

But please, buildings?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rosewater, 1/25/2013 12:36:36 PM     (No. 9138863)

whatever, sigh

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/25/2013 12:49:10 PM     (No. 9138899)

It is racist because if you look closely you will see Rev. Jesse Jackson and one of his pregnant mistresses looking out the window.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimS, 1/25/2013 12:58:16 PM     (No. 9138920)

Beyond stupid.
And, Mr Peckham, do you not know the difference between race and (so-called) religion?
Since when is antipathy towards the death cult known as islam racist?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mythman, 1/25/2013 1:14:02 PM     (No. 9138956)

"Hagia Sophia, originally a structure in Istanbul"? I think not. You mean "Hagia Sophia, the greatest Christian cathedral in existence, located in the capitol city of the Eastern Greek Empire, Constantinople, which was sacked by invading Muslim barbarians in 1453 AD".

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