While some will have you believe that the only ‘toxic’ Star Wars audiences are the men who don’t like women in their movies, give progressives enough time and they always end up exposing their own agenda. In an interview with The Guardian, Daisy Ridley, who plays the lead role of Rey in Disney’s Star Wars film trilogy, denied that she was at all privileged, which rubbed the intersectional crowd the wrong way.
“The privilege I have – how? No, genuinely, how?,”
“Well no, because, no… John grew up on a council estate in Peckham and I think me and him are similar enough that… no.”
“I’m not saying what you’re saying is wrong. I’ve just never been asked that before, so I’m like, oh. I don’t think so.”
Once the interview went viral, Ridley was attacked by social media for daring to say that as a white woman, he didn’t feel more privileged than a black man.
Twitter user Dataracer117 compiled a list of even more tweets condemning Ridley.
The media ran with the narrative that Toxic Star Wars fans chased Daisy Ridley off of social media years ago, it will be interesting to see if they proceed with that narrative going forward.