JJ Abrams has slammed “Star Wars” fans who didn’t like “The Last Jedi,” telling Indiewire, “If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in ‘Star Wars.'”
“‘Star Wars’ is a big galaxy, and you can sort of find almost anything you want to in ‘Star Wars,'” he said in the Friday interview. “You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough,” he added, referring to “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
“Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that.”
The director/producer admitted he’s no stranger to passionate and vocal fanbases expressing their feelings. “I think everyone is going to have their point of view,” he said. “Certainly something I discovered early on in the ‘Star Wars’ world, is that you’re going to have an incredibly passionate and vocal fanbase, and they’re all going to have a lot of specific opinions.”
TheWrap’s Phil Owen weighed in on the issue last year, saying that 2017 ruined the “Star Wars” discourse.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is currently playing in theaters.
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