Skip to comments.Turkish community accuses Lego of racism
Posted on 01/25/2013 3:57:46 AM PST by chessplayer
London, Jan. 24 (ANI): The Turkish community has accused popular toy manufacturer Lego of promoting racism through a Star Wars toy that allegedly depicts a mosque.
Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria had claimed that toy, a Jabba's Palace model from Lego's Star Wars range, is offensive because it resembles the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the group, who refers to the character Jabba as a terrorist, the ugly figure of Jabba and the entire scenario portrayed by the set depicts people from Asia as deceitful and criminals.
The case came to light after a Turkish man expressed his dissatisfaction with the toy after it was purchased for his son.
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We call that Hyper-realism.
Haggis Sophia is NOT a mosque.
Hagia Sophia is NOT A mosque.
Once they realize that black Lego’s can be stacked into the shape of the Ka’bah the meltdown will be apocalyptic.
well their “religion” is not based upon Truth, so that does make certain conclusions more likely
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Morons! I guess they don’t realize that the Lego set was based upon the palace depicted in the film, “Return of the Jedi”, 30 years ago.
Their complaint is twisted and silly, but they should be making it to George Lucas, not Lego.
My son has this Lego set (and way too many others). This story is probably good news to him, as now I am tempted to buy him some more sets to support Lego.
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