Since Trump’s victory earlier this week, there has been a rash of physical attacks on people thought to be immigrants or Muslims, as well as online vitriol aimed at them. Many of the attackers have reportedly cited Trump’s election.
“Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” screenwriter Chris Weitz tweeted on Friday.
This was followed up by another writer on the film, Gary Whitta, quoting Weitz’s tweet saying, “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”
The two also changed their photos on Twitter to the “Alliance Starbird,” a symbol of the heroic Rebel Alliance from the films. The two altered the symbol by including a safety pin attached to it.