You know things are bad when South Park devotes a segment to mocking Disney and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars.
The new animated featured event, South Park: Joining the Panderverse, is now streaming on the Paramount+ streaming network.
The footage from the show in part involves Cartman’s deeply disturbing dreams portending the end of the life he knows and loves.
One of those dreams involves Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars.
“Why are they replacing every single character with someone who is diverse?!” questions Cartman as a Black teenage girl. “But the kid is like, ‘It’s not our fault, it’s because of Kathleen Kennedy!'”
The footage shows Disney’s stock nosediving and goes on to show a depiction of Kathleen Kennedy who says, “Put another gay diverse woman in it! Make it more f’n lame!”
“Bob is like, ‘What’s going on with my stock!'” says Cartman referring to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
What is going on with Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars?
If you haven’t been in the loop, fans aren’t happy with Kathleen Kennedy’s approach to Star Wars.
Her approach has been one that puts women in the spotlight (“The Force is female”) but that is not the issue. At issue is that the approach makes the men in the story look like complete garbage in order to prop up the female or diverse characters.
Often what happens is that said female or diverse character will be made to look good without any explanation at the expense of the male or original character. Normally they also change everything about the original character to get the new diverse character to fit. So the agenda comes first, not story.
A case in point regarding Star Wars is how they changed everything about Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi to get Daisy Ridley’s Rey as the main character of Disney Star Wars, something Hamill rejected himself:
I said to Ryan, I said, “Jedi’s don’t give up. I mean even if he had a problem he would maybe take a year to try and regroup, but if he made a mistake he would try and right that wrong.” So right there we had a fundamental difference, but it’s not my story anymore. It’s somebody else’s story, and Ryan needed me to be a certain way to make the ending effective. That’s the crux of my problem. Luke would never say that. I’m sorry. Well in this version, see I’m talking about the George Lucas Star Wars. This is the next generation of Star Wars, so I almost has to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he is Jake Skywalker. He’s not my Luke Skywalker, but I had to do what Ryan wanted me to do because it serves the story well, but listen, I still haven’t accepted it completely. But it’s only a movie. I hope people like it. I hope they don’t get upset, and I came to really believe that Ryan was the exact man that they need for this job.
What usually happens is that fans who don’t accept the new diverse characters are blamed by the creatives and are often labeled as racists or what have you for not being happy their favorite brands and characters have been ruined. Marvel and the MCU are now going through this.
Rumors have offered that Kathleen Kennedy was supposed to be fired following Indiana Jones 5, but it hasn’t happened. My insiders said it could take place once the strikes are over.
Gina Carano reacts
Update: Gina Carano, who starred in The Mandalorian and reportedly was supposed to be a part of a spinoff series, and was fired by Disney, reacts to the South Park episode.
“This is the part where KK demands any YouTubers get censored off of YouTube for sharing and laughing at this hilarious episode, she’ll have YouTube disable the thumbs down option because of the ratio she’ll receive, then she’ll have her publicist ghouls make sure Variety and Hollywood Reporter run hit pieces about the South Park creators and their families smearing their names through every useful idiot she has under her thumb who would sell their soul to work for Lucas film, she’ll activate her online mob to repeat that the South Park creators are racist, bigot, transphobes, and demand the South Park creators publicly apologize by only using words she approves of and finally she’ll demand they subject themselves to a re-education course of 45 people in the lbgtq community zoom call to sit there and listen of how badly they got their feelings hurt all over a little boop of a South Park episode. But maybe just maybe the jig is up.”