Rogue One: A Star Wars Story under Fire for… Girl Lead?

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Who would think, in this day and age, there would be a public backlash against casting a woman in a lead role of an action film? As ScreenCrush reports, there has been a rather large amount of negative comments by Star Wars fans regarding the lead role in the upcoming Rogue One film, which is played by Felicity Jones, star of such films as Theory of Everything and Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Felicity Jones, photo Wikipedia

Felicity Jones, photo Wikipedia

Commenters (mostly male) seem to be angry at the fact another girl has been cast in the main role of a Star Wars franchise film. Some also have a problem with her being white apparently.

Some of the comments shown on ScreenCrush

Some of the comments shown on ScreenCrush

Regardless of your personal preferences, it is wrong to attack someone doing their job and trying to make a living for being the wrong gender, colour, or whatever else characteristic they are, which is not impeding their ability to do the work well. Get with the times peopleā€¦

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