Disney is destroying its brand.
The company seems more concerned with far-left activism than storytelling for kids.
Now Disney might ruin Star Wars by turning Luke Skywalker gay.
Star Wars creator George Lucas long had a reputation for being too controlling of the franchise.
For example, Lucas digitally altered A New Hope decades later to show that bounty hunter Greedo shot at Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) first because he felt Han shooting first made him look like a villain.
Some Star Wars fans breathed a sigh of relief when Lucas sold the rights to Disney in 2012 for $4.1 billion.
Fans were excited by the possibility of opening up the Star Wars universe.
However, a little over ten years later, the results have largely been a disaster.
The franchise has been fused with wokeness and storylines that destroy established canon.
Now there is talk of making Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) gay.
From Bounding Into Comics:
“Amid the current scandal involving Star Wars fan encyclopedia Wookieepedia and their decision to include pronouns on their character pages, the website also labeled Luke Skywalker as an LGBTQ+ character based on a recent short story by activist writer Sam Maggs. As part of the site’s LGBTQ+ Individuals character page Luke Skywalker is listed alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, Wilhuff Tarkin, Rae Sloane, Vel Sartha, Chelli Lona Aphra, and others.”
A fan asked the basis for Luke being gay, and the official Wookieepedia fan page replied, “There is a story in which he felt romantic feelings towards a guy.”
The story in question was part of a collection of short stories called “Stories of Jedi and Sith.”
The particular entry was called “Luke on the Bright Side” by far-left activist Sam Maggs.
However, the evidence of “romantic feelings” is flimsy at best.
In the story, Luke and Sergeant Reyé Hollis of Alliance Special Forces get trapped under ice on the planet Hoth, and must find a way out.
Maggs wrote, “I look down at our faintly glowing hands and then back up at Reyé. I wouldn’t say he looks happy; I don’t think the guy has looked happy a day in his life. There’s still some doubt in his eyes. But I will say—if I’m going easy on myself—that he looks impressed. I flash the same big grin I gave him the first time I saw him. ‘See? Jedi aren’t all bad’…And when we start to dig, it isn’t long before the light breaks through, just like I saw in my mind’s eye. The Force has never steered me wrong. I know it never will.”
There are no overt romantic feelings, but there has been a push from activists to make Luke gay.
In 2016, Mark Hamill said in an interview with Vanity Fair, “[F]ans are writing and ask all these questions, ‘I’m bullied in school… I’m afraid to come out.’ They say to me, ‘Could Luke be gay?’ I’d say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer…If you think Luke is gay, of course he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves.”
This is why Wookieepedia added Luke as gay to the canon, and certainly far-left activists will push to make Luke overtly gay in subsequent stories.