When White Villains Get Woobiefied: Kylo Ren Is Just A Monster In A Mask — Stitch’s Media Mix

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Notes: The following post will mention childhood abuse (and who gets to have that kind of trauma respected/made up for them to give them weight and validate their actions) and spoilers from the film and novelization versions of The Last Jedi as well as mild spoilers for Last Shot. Images come from StarWarsScreenCaps.Com. More care has gone […]

via When White Villains Get Woobiefied: Kylo Ren Is Just A Monster In A Mask — Stitch’s Media Mix

 

This is one of the aspects of fandom culture that actually plays out in real life situations, where White male mass killers are given sympathetic backstories to excuse their murderous behavior. It’s also something that plays out in a lot of other fandoms besides Star Wars. It seems White people have a near pathological, and  reflexive, urge to excuse the shitty behavior of White men, whether they  are real or fictional.

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