Lego Jabba's Palace Resembles A Mosque?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:33 PM
Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars toy allegedly depicting a mosque.
The critics claim that the Jabba’s Palace model, part of Lego’s Star Wars range, offends Muslims as it resembles the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul – one of the world’s most renowned mosques.
Members of the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria group also accused the toy manufacturer of depicting Asians as having ‘deceitful and criminal personalities’.
The group has released a statement calling for an apology from Lego for its cultural insensitivity.
The Lego set is based on the home of Jabba the Hutt, a central character in the Star Wars series, who lives in a domed palace, with a separated watchtower.
As well as bearing a likeness to the Hagia Sophia mosque, the Turkish group also claimed the toy takes its design from the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut – while the watchtower is said to resemble a minaret.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:02 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:58 AM
Why didn't they say something 30 years ago if it is?
Without the internet to post videos of burning effigies of George Lucas, guess the best they could do is write a letter to the foreign press or Siskel and Ebert at the Movies.
'F' these guys!
Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:25 PM
BTW I think Hagia Sophia is now a national museum and not even a mosque anymore. And besides, why is making reference to other culture's "racism".
Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:55 PM
Muslims declare victory in fight over 'anti-Islamic' Lego as Denmark promises to axe ‘Jabba’s Palace’ toy
Jabba's Palace will cease production in 2014 but not removed immediately
Turkish Community Forum congratulated Lego for stopping production
Claims that Jabba's Palace set resembles Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque
Describes Star Wars character Jabba the Hutt as resembling a 'terrorist'
Lego denied any link and said the toy was based on the Star Wars movies
Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2PEfMRFCq
Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:01 PM
Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:47 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:10 PM
This is a non-issue from LEGO's standpoint. It's just LEGO telling them they "won" when in reality it was probably slated to be discontinued next year anyways.
Yeah, but still a pretty #$$# way to pass the buck.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:27 PM
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