“Please buy Lucasfilm away from Disney”: Elon Musk Calls Out Kathleen Kennedy for Killing Star Wars Franchise

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Another day, another incident in the Star Wars community completely unrelated to the franchise itself. It’s not a secret that Star Wars fandom is facing sort of a social crisis. In recent times, much of the focus of the franchise has been put on female leads and representation within live-action projects. Some fans consider it to be a good thing, while some are criticizing that direction.

The reasons behind the criticism are numerous, some fans are genuinely misogynistic, but a vast majority feel that the female and minority representation feels forced and therefore falls flat and bland, being there just for the sake of being there, which makes the overall products all that worse.

Things sort of culminated in the last few weeks with the release of ‘The Acolyte.’ The show was review-bombed by fans and review-boosted by critics, mostly due to reasons unrelated to the story itself. It’s far from the best show in the franchise, but its quality (or lack thereof) doesn’t warrant such vastly polarizing responses that it has so far generated.

Now, even before the show aired Kathleen Kennedy tried to put the blame on Star Wars products failing in recent times to “toxic male fandom,” saying how women have it tough in the Star Wars franchise and are often subjected to personal attacks. These incidents aren’t all that uncommon, I have to agree, but it’s not the primary reason for both Star Wars and MCU being in sort of a pickle in the last few years – the quality is.

Now the most recent face to “join the debate” is Elon Musk. Musk frequently makes bold, provocative, and sometimes reckless statements on social media, particularly on Twitter. These statements can be about a wide range of topics, from business predictions to political opinions, and have sometimes led to legal issues.

Elon Musk criticized Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy as “super bigoted against men” following the release of ‘The Acolyte’ on Disney+, which features an all-female witch coven, among other controversial things. Musk also recently compared Kennedy to the Death Star on X, calling her a “Franchise Killer” in response to images depicting her as such.

Following his comments, plenty of fans started proposing that he buy Lucasfilm and “save it” just like he did with Twitter (now X), well, depending on who you ask and which business reports you’re looking at.

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