I’m seeing something pretty suspicious about the media push for The Rise of Skywalker and a lot of that has to do with the persistent presence of Rian Johnson.

Why is this guy even around?

His movie didn’t do well. It was in fact so middling that is has affected interest in the third and, please let it be, final episode of this not quite Star Wars saga.

Yet here he is saying ridiculous shit about Star Wars fans.

During WIRED live Q&A event to promote his upcoming movie, Knives Out, parts of the Q&A were recorded by one fan and uploaded to Twitter, who caught an interesting moment during the event.

One audience member asked Johnson about the negative reaction to The Last Jedi from certain viewers, and his thoughts on people who complain about the film’s cast diversity.

Johnson did not mince words in his reply, which was met with immediate applause: “if someone’s responding to diversity negatively, f*** ’em.”

That’s right.

“If someone’s responding to diversity negatively, f*** ’em.”

Oh, so it was diversity that everyone had a problem with?

If only it were that simple.

As I and others have read, anyone not on the Lucasfilm payroll saw a lot of things wrong with The Last Jedi but its diversity certainly wasn’t one of them.

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Diversity works.

My thoughts are this twat is still under contract and won’t be let near another Star Wars property on the big screen so they’re getting as much as their money’s worth as possible.

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Diversity works?

Don’t think so?

 “Star Wars fans are the best fans in the world, all of them.” He also believes that the rest of the fandom needs to push back against the folks who are angry at the diversity of his film’s cast. “I think the fandom has to take a stand against getting defined by a very small slice of it, that does not represent the lion’s share.”

If I can’t win them over with talent, I’ll do it with shilling. Shill! Shill! Shill!

Alright, to be fair, I don’t blame Rian here.

I think he just got in way over his head by not understanding how Disney rolls.

Consider This Angle

Disney, by hiring an up-and-coming talent they appear hip, into art and new ideas.

As part of the promotion he’s paraded about as a guy who’s finally arrived.

But behind the scenes from script to final edit he’s micro-managed and pushed around so even if he did come to the table with some cool ideas, he never really had the chance to bring any of them to fruition.

Because it’s all an illusion, darlings, Disney doesn’t actually take any chances.

The problem is Star Wars hasn’t really turned out to be the sure-fire success they expected.

So when the movie comes out, do poorly and either baffle and/or piss people off, who gets the blame?

The fucking new guy.

Enter the #1 butthole licker J. J. Abrams, who we all should realize by now is completely and shamelessly devoid of any original ideas besides I’m assuming matching the right tongue swirl to the right asshole.

Hey, everyone’s got their talents!

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I typed “Rian Johnson Douche” into a search engine and this is what came up. Honest to God.