Turkish Muslim Group Accuses Lego Of Raaaaacism
It’s been awhile, but they finally found something to be outraged about. What is it? This
(Telegraph) 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’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.
Good grief. Get over it. They won’t
As an indication of the anger felt over Jabba’s Palace, the organisation said it was considering taking legal action against Lego for inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity.
I wonder if Lego can sue the organization for stupidity and being annoying?
Jammie Wearing Fools wonders when the riots will begin.
Who couldn’t love an animal like this? Isn’t he cute? Don’t you just want to hug him and kiss him
The headline at Grist is an attention grabber: Maybe no one cares about climate change because we’re wired for extinction.
Let’s see: evil Conservative Tea Party members=cleaner than when they got there. Super awesome Earth friendly liberal Occupiers= (LA Times)