Star Wars fans who have seen The Last Jedi seem to fall into two camps – they either love it or they hate it.
Some have disliked it so much that a petition was created asking Disney to strike it from the canon, postpone Episode IX and remake Episode VIII.
Henry Walsh has launched a petition via change.org – that you can find here – and as of this post it has received over 41,500 signatures. In more recent updates, however, it seems like Walsh is backing away from this petition.
In an update posted yesterday he said “I put this petition up because I was upset and I was on strong pain medication.” He want on to say, “So, I made this petition. It was a bad idea at the time and I feel that we are pooling our efforts in not a healthy direction.” And finally he stated in his update, ” I love all of the support, but we also know that Disney isn’t going to do anything, and with so many people, who have much better causes, who are struggling to gain attention it is a shame that this is getting this level of media attention.”
Walsh shared another update this morning after receiving threats and messages implying that he was bought off by Disney. “I have not been, as some people accused, bought off by Disney. I wish I *was* bought off by Disney, I could use the money, but no I didn’t change my tune on the liking of this film. If you can please stop sending me threats I would greatly appreciate it,” he posted.
He also stated that he was going to use the attention this petition has gained to do good. He wrote, “I’m going to use this thing to do good… So each and every day I will use the ability to send out an update to direct people to worthy and good causes. Why? Because that is a decent thing to do.”
Have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Did you love or really, really dislike it?! Would you sign the petition?