Star Wars Legos Deemed Racist By Turks

Star Wars Legos Deemed Racist By Turks

The good news for Legos is, at least they were racist towards the Religion of Peace.

They probably have nothing to worry about:

Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films.

Jabba is the large slug-like creature who holds Han Solo captive in the film Return of the Jedi, and his palace is the setting for several crucial scenes, including using Princess Leia as his slave.

Jabba’s domed home and accompanying watchtower bear, according to the statement, an unwanted resemblance to Istanbul’s great Hagia Sophia, and another mosque in Beirut.

Here’s Hagia Sophia:

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Here’s a child’s toy:

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It’s my understanding the similarities stem from the number of infidels frozen in carbonite on display at Hagia Sophia.

Other than that, one is a giant building, the other IS A CHILD’S TOY!

I mean, come on. Some of these folks are more narcissistic than Obama.

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU, GUYS!

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