So with the new Star Wars: Bad Batch television series on Disney+ many fans were looking forward to a new show about a team on Clone Commandos who were all considered “Defective”. Each one having a difference to the other clones be it skin color, hair style, voice, height and even gender with the small character “Omega” being a defective clone who is not only female but also has white hair and pasty white skin.
This however doesn’t sit well with “Certain Fans” some saying that the characters are “White Washed” despite the disclaimer that the aren’t True Copies of Jango Fett, they are meant to have distinct differences from the main Clone Troopers. The phrase “UnWhiteWashBadBatch” was trending on Twitter with a number of people saying that they whitewashed the Clones.
The Trend apparently got a response from Lucasfilm saying that they would be “Adjusting the Lighting” in future episodes, meaning that the loud minority of fans got their wish while everyone who disagreed was ignored.
There were many comments for and against on Twitter:
Honestly the only issue I had as the whitewashing of Kanan & the Bad Batch which I’m still not sure was intentional or just ignorance on their part. Otherwise it was an awesome premiere and this is coming from someone who wasn’t all that interested in it.— Eli Wolffe | 🏳️⚧️ (@LothWolffe) May 6, 2021
The Kanan thing is a little bit off for sure but to be fair Saw Gerrera originally appeared in the clone wars back in 2012, years before Whitaker was cast as him for Rogue one, so that accusation of whitewashing really is a reach— Gallup #4Dak (@Gallup4Six) May 7, 2021
As you can see, the Bad Batch have the same skin tone as Rex. No whitewashing here, you can move on. Literally nobody except Twitter cares. pic.twitter.com/haM4fO5Ie3— T.T.M. Network (@xxTheTruMan196) May 7, 2021
The continued recent controversies in the Star Wars community seems to keep dividing fans and a lot of it seems to come down to politics.
What do you think? Comment and let us know.
Source: Bounding Into Comics, Twitter
Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover.