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« on: January 24, 2013, 02:36:00 PM »

You know,i have really started to hate this world

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/lego-accused-of-racism-over-jabba-1552759

Lego are accused of being Racist over their Jabba's Palace line of Lego Star Wars because it resembles a Sacred Mosque in Turkey

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The Austrian Turkish community claim 'Jabba's Palace' is similar to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque and an affront to its cultural feelings.

The group has called on the toymaker to apologise.

It said in a statement: "What Lego are recommending parents buy as a Christmas gift? The answer is pure racism."

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The group's statement adds: "It is apparent that, for the figure of the repulsive bad guy Jabba and the whole scenery, racial prejudices and hidden suggestions against Orientals and Asians were used as deceitful and criminal personalities.

“One would expect more empathy and responsibility from a manufacturer of toys that has produced toys and models that are good for teaching for decades.”

A spokesman for Lego has denied any link between Jabba’s Palace and the mosque.

In a statement the company said: "The LEGO Group regrets that the product has caused the members of the Turkish cultural community to interprete it wrongly, but point out that the design of the product only refers to the fictional content of the Star WarsTM saga.


Here is a picture of Jabba's Palace from Lego


Here is the picture of the Mosque



and here is a picture of Jabba's Palace from the Special Edition Return of the Jedi

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 02:54:04 PM »

So, the he Austrian Turkish community are Anti-huttish? What if Jabba was a muslim?

okay, I got nothing :-D
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 03:25:08 PM »

I'm looking forward to when the Austrian Turkish community gets called out for using the word "Orientals".
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 03:45:54 PM »

BO SHUDDA
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 03:50:21 PM »

I am just thinking now that this may belong more in R+P forums,so sorry about that if it needs moving
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »

more like they copied from Jabba who made his palace a long time ago, probably before Turkey was even hatched.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 10:01:54 PM »

We should supply every Turkish muslim with a copy of the Star Wars movies....the re-done ones of course.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 05:39:05 PM »

People find some interesting things to be outraged over.  This one is pretty "out there".
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 07:12:42 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 24, 2013, 02:36:00 PM


Lego are accused of being Racist over their Jabba's Palace line of Lego Star Wars because it resembles a Sacred Mosque in Turkey
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The Austrian Turkish community claim 'Jabba's Palace' is similar to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque and an affront to its cultural feelings.


Holy crap, so the Hagia Sophia has Han Solo frozen in carbonite displayed on its side wall too?
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