Star Wars fans across the internet have reacted to Resistance voice actress Rachel Butera’s controversial video, where she mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Butera is set to voice General Leia in the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Resistance. On Thursday, Butera released a video on Twitter of her mocking Dr. Ford, who testified on Capitol Hill Thursday morning for sexual assault allegations. Criticism followed from Star Wars fans on Twitter, petitioning for the voice actress to be recast on the series. You can check out the controversial video and the fan responses below:
— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) September 27, 2018
Hey @starwars @Disney I'd be happy with literally ANYONE redoing the voice work for Leia before the 7th. Just replace her lines with Wookiee growls or cut her entirely. I'm fine. Leia means so much to us, and I can't watch her in Resistance voiced by @RachelAButera.
— Amanda Ward (@realAmandaWard) September 27, 2018
The voice of Leia in the upcoming Star Wars Resistance show tweeted a video making fun of Dr Ford's sexual assault testimony, imitating her voice and saying she sounded like a dumb baby and not like a doctor or a mother, then said it was just a joke, then locked her twitter. So.
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) September 27, 2018
For those who missed the tweet since it's been deleted, @RachelAButera, the voice of General Organa on Resistance, posted a video making fun of the voice of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and making light of her testimony and bravery today in an incredibly sexist way.
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) September 27, 2018
New Leia in Star Wars: Resistance straight up SUCKS. https://t.co/qyB1KJZry0
— MakingStarWars.net's Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) September 27, 2018
Hey @Disney @starwars Are you going to let this be the voice of Leia, a vocal leader of the resistance? https://t.co/iV76EmAco0 Are you really going to let it be someone who is willing to openly mock a victim of sexual assault during her testimony?
— Dukat Naranek (@DukatNaranek) September 27, 2018
Ok, I want to share my thoughts on the @RachelAButera situation as delicately as I can. I'm in no way bullying/harassing her, I'm more concerned than anything else. So if you don't know, earlier today, Rachel, the Actress voicing Leia in Star Wars: Resistance, made a video
— 🔪Corey wants to play a Game🐷 (@GrlWithABoyNam3) September 27, 2018
@Disney @Lucasfilm_Ltd completely disgraceful behavior by @RachelAButera . Her actions are not becoming of a person to carry on the legacy of General Leia and should be promptly replaced and lines re-recorded!https://t.co/rQbiTO7FTq#ChristineBlaseyFord #IBelieveHer
— Jason (@DoomsMcGee) September 27, 2018
@RachelAButera ought to be ashamed of herself. You are the voice of Leia. For fuck's sake, try not to spit in the face of the feminist legacy that role represents. https://t.co/F7V98qCHjY via @HuffPostEnt
— Caitlin Patrick-Nickels (@demented_mei) September 27, 2018
#notmyleia Get her out @Disney @DisneyChannel @Lucasfilm_Ltd Rachel Butera does not deserve to voice Leia in Resistance, this much is abundantly clear. Leia doesn't mock rape survivors, PERIOD. #StarWarsResistance #StarWars Cmon, the latest sneak peak had promise!
— callum simmons (@LEGOFILMWHOFAN1) September 27, 2018
Do you think Butera will be recast? Comment below!
Poe Dameron recruits young pilot Kazuda Xiono to become a spy for the Resistance to keep tabs on the growing threat of the First Order.
The series features the voices of Christopher Sean, Bobby Moynihan, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Jim Rash, Lex Lang, and Rachel Butera. The series will also feature guest appearances from Sequel Trilogy stars Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma respectively.
Star Wars Resistance airs with a two-part series premiere on October 7, 2018, on Disney Channel. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars Resistance as we learn it.