MUNICH – Danish toy maker Lego is to stop selling a model of the “palace” of slug-like Star Wars character Jabba The Hutt after complaints that it resembles a revered mosque, according to a group that raised the grievance.
Birol Kilic, chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria, said Monday the play set modeled on the obese alien’s fictional home was culturally insensitive.Star Wars was the most AWESOME experience of my childhood. I saw every one of the movies in the theater. I had the actions figures. I had the Millennium Falcon and a X Wing fighter. There was NOTHING better than Star Wars in my young moving going life. I loved the first movie. I was shocked and shaken to the core by "Luke I am your father". The Jedi Strikes Back brought a feeling of complete satisfaction to my youthful expectation that good should always defeat evil. StarWars Rocked!
Getting rid of a kids toy because it is "culturally insensitive" is a crock. It's something a Sith would do. Maybe that's the cultural connection.