Petition update

Update: Huffington Post Mention

Henry Walsh
Avondale Estates, GA

Dec 21, 2017 — I have been asked to verify that I am who I say I am, because it may be that the Huffington Post would like to comment on this petition.

I have been in contact with Matthew Jacobs, and this was one of the few ways I could verify that he had the right person.

As always, sign if you want to sign, but please also take a few minutes of your day to help someone else. Thank you.

I reached out to them because people have been conflating this petition with a growing theory that all Star Wars fans who are displeased with the new film are members of the Alt-Right. We are, or at least I am, absolutely not.

The issues people with this petition have has nothing to do with race, gender, or creed of anyone and has nothing to do with real-world political affiliations. The majority of people in this petition are here because they feel that the legacy of Star Wars was mishandled and didn't enjoy the film. Nothing more, or less.

My feelings are well known. I just didn't want anyone who did sign this being caught in a very negative narrative, nor did I want anything I am a part of to be associated in the least bit, with the Alt-Right. This is about the characters of Star Wars.

As I have stated, this petition started as a way to blow off steam, but regardless of that, I didn't want to risk that kind of an association.

Thank you and remember. Please take the time out of your day to help someone else.

I also want to thank the petitioners who have signed this as well. You are all passionate Star Wars fans. Though initially there were some really aggressive posts (I received more than a fair share of those) in the last day or so, this has become a pretty positive group. I am very thankful for that.

~Henry Walsh


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