The Star Wars Facebook Page Responded Perfectly to a Sexist Comment

Someone left a dumb critique on some fan art of Captain Phasma, and the Star Wars team just wasn't having it

By Jenna Mullins Aug 28, 2015 10:59 PMTags
Star Wars The Force Awakens, PhasmaLucasfilms

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The Force is strong with whoever is running the official Star Wars Facebook page.

The Star Wars Facebook shared some really amazing fan art of everyone's future queen of the galaxy, Captain Phasma, played by the one and only Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie (shown below):

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Let's face it, she is going to be a certified badass. Just look how she struts in her Elite Storm Trooper (Dark Trooper?) costume:

She's not your run of the mill hits-head-on-doors-and-misses-every-target-ever kind of Storm Trooper. No, no. She's Captain Phasma, damn it!

Anyway, Twitter user Amber Gordon noticed that someone left a pretty sexist comment underneath the photo, which of course started with "Not to be sexist but…" which basically means "Not to be sexist but here is something incredibly sexist."

"Not to be sexist but it's really hard to tell that's female armor for me," wrote the dude. That's a confusing criticism because what kind of armor should females wear when fighting the Rebel Alliance? What should female armor look like?! Maybe a short skirt? A chest plate with a deep V so you can see her cleavage and know definitely without a doubt for sure that oh, it's a laaaady under there?

No. Captain Phasma doesn't care if she looks feminine. She cares if she's protected in the heat of battle. Do you think men should wear armor that makes them look manly i.e. with their dongs hanging out as they run?! It's totally fine for a woman to look feminine as she fights crime or Rebel scum, but we don't think the Empire really cares about making sure the ladies look like ladies during a war. And it's weird if that fact bothers you.

Anyway, that comment was obviously shots fired for the Star Wars social media manager, and not in the kind of shots that Greedo supposedly fired first. Real shots. So they responded in kind.

"It's armor. On a woman. It doesn't have to look feminine," was the pointed response from the Star Wars Facebook team. Yeah, it's not supposed to be "female armor." It's Just armor. On a female character. We know it might be a hard concept for people to grasp, but just trust us with this one 

Bravo to whoever is in charge of Star Wars' social media strategy. Now we'll leave everyone with Gwendoline Christie's reaction to that dude's comment:


(H/T Uproxx)

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