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– by Seth McDonald

UPDATE: Well, things have taken a bit of a turn. Henry Walsh, the man behind this petition has just posted a message regarding this petition…and it certainly seems to change the circumstances behind this petition.

Here’s what he had to say:

I put this petition up because I was upset and I was on strong pain medication. Last December I was in a vehicle accident and am still trying to get the surgery and such, it really messed up my knee and leg and put me in a wheelchair. If I sit up for a long time it really starts hurting.

So after spending the time to get to the movie, watch it, and get back I was in ridiculous pain. I was frustrated and medicated. So, I made this petition. It was a bad idea at the time and I feel that we are pooling our efforts in not a healthy direction.

While supporting this petition is important, and I too have a deep love for Star Wars, I recommend we maybe send this in a new direction. There are tons of people, and causes, who need help, and we are here for Star Wars.

I couldn’t get the help on GoFundMe to help pay for my surgery, and yet *this* gets this kind of attention? To the point that this petition has been in multiple news publications at this point? How many other people out there need help and can’t get attention?

I’m not comfortable with that…

I love all of the support, but we also know that Disney isn’t going to do anything, and with so many people, who have much better causes, who are struggling to gain attention it is a shame that this is getting this level of media attention.

So please, while we all love Star Wars, I urge every single supporter who signed this, to also take a few minutes to look at other petitions on Change.Org, ones that are important, or look at causes on GoFundMe. Places where we can make a difference that matters.

Will this change anything? Probably not, as the petition is still bringing in signatures, but it was an interesting development, nonetheless!

ORIGINAL STORY:

Well, no matter how Star Wars: The Last Jedi turned out, I think we all knew there was going to be a petition of some sort.

Fans have started a petition on Change.org to remove Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi from official Star Wars canon. This has been the most divisive Star Wars film to date, and the bold moves by Rian Johnson have split the fandom like never before.

You can check out the petition HERE.

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The Last Jedi will not be removed from canon, no matter how many signatures are obtained. That’s just not going to happen.

If you guys have read any of my recent articles you know that I did not love the film, I am pretty much on the opposite side of Jammer (who notoriously loves it), but I wouldn’t say I hated it by any means (It’s still Star Wars, sorta), there was just a lot of aspects of it with which I strongly disagreed.

One big issue I have was how Johnson handled Luke. Am I to believe that, Luke Skywalker, the man who went to great lengths to redeem his father (who was the number two most evil man in the galaxy at the time) considered killing his padawan, and nephew in his sleep? Because he was scared of what he might become? That just doesn’t sound like Luke to me, or sound very Jedi-like, and for me just ruined Luke — the Luke I grew up knowing anyway.

Did you like the film, or will you be signing this petition? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Change.org