YouTuber Open-Airlock Policy called on Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, and Star Wars Celebration to cancel their drag queen grooming panel at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration.
Twitter user That Gay Jedi confirmed a pro-grooming panel titled “Exploring Star Wars through the Art of Drag” was confirmed to take place during the upcoming Star Wars Celebration being held in London, England at the beginning of April.
He posted to Twitter, “I am humbled, grateful, and over the forest moons to announce that my Star Wars Celebration panel w/ pencilscrathin and David Sigurani titled ‘Star WArs is a DRAG! – Exploring Star Wars through the Art of Drag’ has been OFFICIALLY APPROVED! We can’t wait to share this with you all!”
Accompanying this announcement, he featured an image with a more detailed description about the panel. It reads, “The long and rich history of drag has graced the world with entertainment, culture, political action, and so much more. It is no wonder, then, that today the art form has reached such a cultural significance that the truths and concepts of drag performance permeate countless aspects of our daily lives…including Star Wars!”
It continues, “Some of Star Wars’ very best characters embody various core principles of drag—whether it’s Din Djarin’s drag as personal expression and self-discovery, Asajj Ventress’ drag as Queer Rebellion, or Padmé Amidala’s drag as self-empowerment. The relevance of drag even spills out of the pages and screens of Star Wars and flows through the fandom itself through hobbies like cosplay.”
It concludes, “While taking an introductory look at the history and function of drag in our world today, let’s also explore its thematic resonance and influential presence in everyone’s favorite far, far-away galaxy!”
The official Star Wars account would endorse the panel writing in response to That Gay Jedi, “We can’t wait to see it!”
Now, YouTuber Open-Airlock Policy is calling for Lucasfilm, Disney, Star Wars, and Star Wars Celebration to cancel the panel and is encouraging individuals to contact Star Wars, Star Wars Celebration, Disney and Lucasfilm to cancel the panel.
Open-Airlock Policy states, “Here’s the call to action. We’re going to put some links in the description of this video . We want everyone who sides with us to go to the accounts of Star Wars Celebration, of official Star Wars, who praised and said they couldn’t want to see the panel. This has no place in Star Wars.”
He later states, “So we are going to provide the accounts, the website, and you go out there, and you can let them know how you feel. And we want to get this message, right now, to That Gay Jedi. ‘Hey man, call off the panel. We implore you. Call off the panel and have it somewhere else, at some other event where it belongs. Not at an event branded as Star Wars. Call off the event. Do it.”
Not only is he encouraging the panel get axed from Star Wars Celebration, but he also justly criticizes That Gay Jedi’s claim that Asajj Ventress and Padme are in drag.
Open-Airlock Policy notes, “It’s illogical saying that Queen Amidala is drag, Asajj Ventress is drag. None of it makes sense. It’s weird. And quite frankly we have the take that it is grooming at an event with kids.”
It’s unlikely Disney or Lucasfilm will cancel the panel as the company has made it abundantly clear they do indeed want to groom young children into disordered and hedonistic lifestyles.
Former Disney CEO Bob Chapek during his fight with the state of Florida over a bill banning schools from teaching gender identity and sexual orientation to children in kindergarten through third grade sent an email to Disney employees informing them, “Because this struggle is much bigger than any one bill in any one state, I believe the best way for our company to bring about lasting change is through the inspiring content we produce, the welcoming culture we create, and the diverse community organizations we support.”
Chapek continued, “There’s a reason content is at the top of this list. For nearly a century, our company’s stories have opened minds, inspired dreams, shown the world both as it is and how we wish it could be, and now more than ever before, represent the incredible diversity of our society. We are telling important stories, raising voices, and I believe, changing hearts and minds.”
He later asserted, “Powerful content that changes hearts and minds only springs from inclusive cultures, which not only attract and retain the best and most diverse talent, but also give those employees the freedom to bring forth ideas that reflect their lives and experiences. We must work together to ensure Disney always remains such a place.”Current CEO Bob Iger doubled down on Chapek’s comments and threw his support creating content aimed at grooming children.
He told Disney employees when asked about the company’s position on the anti-grooming bill in Florida, “This company has been telling stories for a hundred years, and those stories have had a meaningful, positive impact on the world. And one of the reasons that they’ve had a meaningful, positive impact is one of our core values is inclusion, acceptance, and tolerance. And we can’t lose that. We just can’t lose that.”
In response to the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation, Iger said Disney would still promote “inclusion,” but suggested that the company must strike a “delicate balance” and “listen to [its] audience” and “have respect for the people that [it’s] serving.” This is a retreat. pic.twitter.com/bZBnQdm616
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Furthermore, Iger revealed he believes he is the arbiter or morality. He said, “And at one point, I said, ‘We do what we believe is right,’ and then someone criticized me saying, ‘Well, who are you to say that’s right?’ Well, when you are in a job like mine or you are responsible for the storytelling that many of you are responsible for, you get paid to have a sense for what is right. Not everybody will agree with you.”
“That’s just not the way the world is these days, but it doesn’t mean you should stop trying to do the right thing,” he concluded.
Will you be calling on Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, and Star Wars Celebration to cancel this grooming panel?