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Telegraph UK

Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set

Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques.

 

Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model from Lego’s Star Wars
product range based on the series of Star Wars films Photo: HANDOUT

Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.

The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films.

Jabba is the large slug-like creature who holds Han Solo captive in the film Return of the Jedi, and his palace is the setting for several crucial scenes, including using Princess Leia as his slave.

Jabba’s domed home and accompanying watchtower bear, according to the statement, an unwanted resemblance to Istanbul’s great Hagia Sophia, and another mosque in Beirut.

Istanbul’s great Hagia Sophia Mosque

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  1. Gina

    January 25th, 2013

    you mean it’s not a Greek Orthodox church?

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  2. Unslung Hero

    January 25th, 2013

    These people REALLY need to get a visit from their “god’ to explain tolerance……

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  3. Mr. Pinko

    January 25th, 2013

    “What difference does it make?”

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  4. bitterclinger

    January 25th, 2013

    For the love of all that is holy, just once, ONCE, I want a company to stand up for themselves and say this was purely coincidental, they’re not changing anything, and the muzzies can go pound sand.

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  5. Brian in BC

    January 25th, 2013

    Hey Turkish Cultural Committee…go fuck yourselves!

    2 points…Hagia Sophia was a Christian Cathedral first. It was overrun and converted to a Mosque, so what it looks like really isn’t because that’s how the Muslims built it…frankly, they stole it.

    Second point…you do realize that The Return of the Jedi was a film from 1983 right? Your outrage is about 3 decades late…which clearly demonstrates that you don’t have a clue what you are spouting off about.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 25th, 2013

    Saint Sofia is ours.

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  7. DaveVA

    January 25th, 2013

    What Bitterclinger says. Have a spine

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  8. Moxie Man

    January 25th, 2013

    That looks as much like a mosque as George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” sounded like “He’s So Fine.” Total BS.

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  9. Diann

    January 25th, 2013

    You do realize that the “It’s Offensive” argument is going to doom the First Amendment.

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  10. jeckelmyhyde

    January 25th, 2013

    I was looking for something to do today, guess I’m taking the grandson over to Legoland in Grapevine.

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  11. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    The Danish govt will pressure Lego to grovel. Lego will grovel accordingly.

    Cardigan, I love how you cropped out the towers of halitosis on the Hagia Sophia.

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  12. Friggin turks

    January 25th, 2013

    No worries. Barky will force NASA to make peace (aka surrender).

    Perhaps they’ll let the ‘sloids sodomize James Hansen ?

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  13. Will Profit

    January 25th, 2013

    I just made a figure of MooHAMid out of Legos. I don’t have enough left to make a figure of a six year old girl for him to molest. Oh well, maybe I’ll get some more Legos next Christmas.

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  14. BILL

    January 25th, 2013

    i find mooslums offensive.

    who was the mooslums lawyer?

    i want someone like that to sue the mooslums for me.

    death to islam!

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  15. DepSlimChipley

    January 25th, 2013

    I heard Jabba the Hutt was based on Muhammad the Pedophile. Let’s get that rumor going.

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  16. Sapper Chris

    January 25th, 2013

    Heh, why apologize? the Jabba character is directly inspired by descriptions of mohammed- a slimy, degenerate, slave keeping, sack of shit. This product should be flying off the shelves in hajji land not being protested.

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  17. Ya sure

    January 25th, 2013

    What?! Is it because “Jabba’s Palace” didn’t come complete as an ‘Activity play set’ with a goat, a donkey, a camel and some suicide bomber vests ?

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  18. Doc

    January 25th, 2013

    It looks like I’m not the only one that doesn’t give a shit what the fukin’ muzzies think. But our soft commie govt. with the help of the limp wristed left are going to destroy our country.

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  19. papadoc

    January 25th, 2013

    I weary of endless perceived insults always felt by the same over-sensitive people.

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  20. Hawaiian

    January 25th, 2013

    “Political correctness” is Fascism with a smile.

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  21. persecutor

    January 25th, 2013

    You know you’ve stirred up the shit when Austrian Turks are up in arms.
    So much for the gates of Vienna in 1453.

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  22. reddecaesari

    January 25th, 2013

    looking forward to the lego cliterectomy set.

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  23. Ohio Dan

    January 25th, 2013

    They will keep pying the “You offended us” as long as libs keep buying thier crap. FYNQ

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  24. Unruly Refugee

    January 25th, 2013

    Again, what race are we talking about? islam is just a mental illness.

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  25. dude

    January 25th, 2013

    I’m going to buy that, build it, and then buy a few M-80 firecrackers and have some fun….

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  26. Bayouwulf

    January 25th, 2013

    You mean it’s not the Reichstag?

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  27. Meshuggahboy

    January 25th, 2013

    If there’s any resemblance, it’s the Star Wars aliens who should be offended.

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  28. AbigailAdams

    January 25th, 2013

    Notice how they always go after the small potatoes like toy companies and theme parks? They can’t be all that powerful if the battles they pick are so penny ante. Lego should just say, “Piss off!” and leave it at that. Lego has been a successful American company (though I’m sure there parts are now made in China) for decades.

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  29. Carlos The Jackal

    January 25th, 2013

    So what? They got the idea for JarJar Binks from mohamhead…

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  30. PhenomenalBob

    January 25th, 2013

    Not that it would matter to the so-called “offendees”, but the site was a Christian church for 1093 years, and a mosque for 560 years. It would seem that Christians have almost twice the prerogative to be offended as the muzzies.

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  31. PhenomenalBob

    January 25th, 2013

    My bad. It hasn’t been a mosque since 1931, so that’s only 478 years as a mosque.

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  32. Noodengr

    January 25th, 2013

    Isn’t imatation the sincerest form of flattery?
    So why be offended? take it as a compliment and go on with life, or death as you muzzies seem to be so found of.

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  33. Montjoie

    January 25th, 2013

    Free Constantinople!

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  34. IronyCurtain

    January 25th, 2013

    Unless there are little islamic, Jew-hating, psychopathic Lego savages inside the structure, how can it possibly be a mosque?

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  35. MaryfromMarin

    January 25th, 2013

    They have the gall to be offended by a toy, but think they should get a pass for beheading people who don’t agree with them.

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  36. Moochme

    January 25th, 2013

    Since Oblabla has come clean on so much in 2013, any guesses when he’ll finally just come out and flat admit he’s a goatfucker ?

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  37. Dano

    January 25th, 2013

    I’ve had a GOD DAMNED bad week so why don’t you moolum ASSHOLES go FUCK YOURSELVES!! Sheep fuckers.

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