In a silly interview with IndieWire, Oscar Isaac said:
Oscar Isaac Wishes Poe and Finn Were Gay in ‘Star Wars’ but ‘People Are Too Afraid’
“Personally, I kind of hoped and wished that maybe that would’ve been taken further in the other films, but I don’t have control,” Isaac said. “It seemed like a natural progression, but sadly enough it’s a time when people are too afraid, I think, of…I don’t know what. But if they would’ve been boyfriends, that would have been fun.”
Social justice minded activists (SJWs) and the like often pretend that they’re bold and brave whenever they’re in an environment where their words and actions cannot possibly have any consequences. It’s one of the ways in which they fashion themselves into social justice folk heroes to the public.
For instance, SJWs would never make “brave and bold” comments about LGBTQ representation in certain parts of the Middle East where homosexuals are thrown off of rooftops by terrorists like those in ISIS, for fear that they too would be thrown off a rooftop. In those cases, the SJW braveness and boldness evaporate instantly.
So they also need to pretend that people are “afraid” of LGBTQ representation, while completely ignoring the predominate disinterest in the sexuality of characters from those who generally tend to be interested in war movies like Star Wars. The distinction between fear and apathy is completely lost on the uneducated SJW.
Originally published here.