‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Writers Protest Trump With New Take On Rebel Alliance Logo

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Sci-fi has long been a place where stories and issues reflecting the real world can be portrayed. They serve as great parallels and by existing in largely fictional and fantastical places, they’re allowed to touch upon issues without being blatantly on-the-nose.

The Star Wars franchise has long been one of them. The election results stunned many and also created protests and movements. One of them was the safety pin symbol, created by @sethomatik to represent solidarity and a safe space for immigrants after Brexit. And now, post-election, it’s also being used by many here in the United States.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writers Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta are now using an alternate version of the symbol: It’s the rebel alliance logo with a safety pin through it.

Whitta had this to say about the logo and the how it relates back to Rogue One.

@chrisweitz Ethnically diverse group led by brave women rise up against new threat from authoritarian regime led by old white men? Check.

— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) November 11, 2016

They both have been using the symbol and retweeting people using the symbol as well; they are also using it as their Twitter profile pictures.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, 2016. It stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Genevieve O’Reilly.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Source: ComicBook.com

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • phnxgrl

    This idiocy has to stop! This Safety Pin Nonsense is going to backfire and I hate that my Favorite Movie to be boycotted over stupidity of your actions! Grow UP!

    • Axxell

      If people are boycotting a movie because the people in it support disenfranchised groups, so be it. Not a great loss.

      • phnxgrl

        It support Lunatics and delusional people. They need to be dragged into reality not coddles like infants!

        • Axxell

          People being discriminated against aren’t “lunatics and delusional”…

          • phnxgrl

            They are NOT being discriminated! They think they are that is a delusion and you buy into this delusion only makes the break from reality worst!

          • Axxell

            You must be white if you think there’s no discrimination…

          • phnxgrl

            No I am a realist. I have been to 187 countries and all 50 states I have seen Real Racism in Islamic controlled areas! This is not Racism! I saw a black man in Africa killed because he would not submit to be a slave to an Arab on a horse! I seen Real discrimination in India through their Caste System. I have been on the receiving end in south Asia where I was called White Devil and was not allowed to purchase even water and I banned and hit with sticks when Tried! So Those are REAL Racism!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            BULLSHONKY. *I* have a friend who travels far more than you and he said the accepted racism here is some of the worst in the first world.

        • TheNightBeforeBacon

          Says the girl in the Right Wing Nut echo chambers spouting lies. What do you know about reality?

          • phnxgrl

            Really Who won the election? It was not the minority of the Left was it? You need to look at the new reality! The Left is out of power and will stay that way for a very long time!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            The majority on the Left, you mean? No, they didn’t win, but it did say something about the desires of the populace. It will be impressive if Trumpster doesn’t keel over in the next four years.

          • phnxgrl

            Whose echo box chamber said Hillary is going to win? Not mine but yours! Who is delusional here? Not Me I knew Trump would win!

          • TheNightBeforeBacon

            You had no data to back it up, just your feelings in your tum tum.

    • TheNightBeforeBacon

      Get out of the racist Right and see the world. Breathe some free air, educate yourself, then maybe you won’t see reasonable people as all the awful things you are.

      • phnxgrl

        No it is trigger Left who are the real racists!

        • TheNightBeforeBacon

          How so? I’d love to hear this crackpot idea…

  • Bill

    Dipshits. Time to grow up