Scientific American is a science magazine founded in 1845 that has published articles by more than 200 Nobel Prize winners. The magazine has featured brilliant minds such as Hans Bethe, James D. Watson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein. However, now one of the science magazine’s goals is “advancing social justice,” which was evident in a recent article attempting to cancel the Jedi in “Star Wars” for being “problematic.”
It took a total of five Scientific American writers to spew out a 2,060-word article titled: “Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The opinion piece oozed out an exhausting laundry list as to why the Jedi are “inappropriate symbols for justice work.” The wokescold composition explained why Jedis — the mythical knightly order in the fictional movie “Star Wars” — should not be compared to the acronym “JEDI,” which stands for “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.”
The article listed all of the ways that the members of the fabled Jedi order are problematic, including white saviors, toxic masculinity, and even the phallic-shaped lightsabers (which are also used by the enemy Sith).
The social justice overreaction over the beloved space opera then attacked the “Star Wars” franchise for “trafficking in injustices such as sexism, racism and ableism.”
Even Darth Vader’s heavy breathing is allegedly a problem, “The series regularly defaults onto ableist tropes, memorably in its portrayal of Darth Vader, which links the villain’s physical disability with machinic inhumanity and moral deviance, presenting his technology-assisted breathing as a sinister auditory marker of danger and doom.”
But even when the science-fiction franchise became more inclusive, it wasn’t enough. “And while recent films have increased gender and racial diversity, important questions remain regarding how meaningfully such changes represent a departure from the series’ problematic past,” the writers alleged.
“Those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with Star Wars—-including those hurt by the messages it sends–may feel alienated by the parade of jokes, puns and references surrounding the term JEDI,” the article said.
Even saying the word “Jedi” is apparently an issue because it provides Disney “with a form of free advertising, commodifying and cheapening our justice work in the process.” The SJW authors then trashed Disney for a “long and troubling history of circulating racist, sexist, heterosexist and Orientalist narratives and imagery.”
Many people on the internet blasted the article quicker than Han Solo could shoot Greedo with his DL-44 at the Mos Eisley cantina. Numerous Twitter users deemed the article to be more worthless than bantha fodder.