Local Florida news makes fun of Star Wars cosplayers at Star Wars CelebrationPosted 12:34 pm on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
A local Florida news station, WPLG Local 10 (ABC), posted pictures from the Star Wars Celebration event that took place during Aug 23-26, 2012. With each picture, WPLG Local 10 takes a jab at each cosplayer, pretty much making fun of cosplaying culture. See the images and captions below.
“These were a group of guys that spent the entire weekend jumping in to other people’s pictures. It was MUCH lamer than it sounds.”
“Without a bottle of Colt 45 in hand, this costume is just incomplete. Billy Dee would disapprove…if he wasn’t cool enough to not attend this convention.”
“Does the white flag signify that you finally gave up on your costume?”
“Dateless men for as far as they eye can see.”
“A reproduction of their prom picture… no girls.”
“Being a Star Wars geek pretty much means you’ll get no lovin’… being a Star Wars geek that wears these pajamas guarantees it.”
“Here’s a shocker… It’s dudes taking pics of the fake Princess Leias. Like they’ve never seen a woman before. Well, hmmm…”
“It’s sad when the most ‘normal’ person in this picture is still wearing a lightsaber on her belt.”
Usually I wouldn’t condone this action, but in this case, let’s go visit WPLG’s Facebook page and start a fucking a riot there until they give us a sincere apology. I’m just kidding, let’s be peaceful and calm about it. Oh look, they just recently removed the option for people to comment on their page, ha!
Here’s the insincere apology that was deleted due to more complaints.
“GOOD NEWS (or BAD NEWS… depending on where you sided). The infamous STAR WARS slideshow has been taken down.
For those offended (and let us know), sorry.
For those who enjoyed it (and let us know), sorry.
Remember… the force will be with you… always.”
And here’s a petition to have them give a sincere apology.
You can check out more images at the WPLG Local 10 Owes Star Wars Fans a Formal Public Apology Facebook page.
Source: Bleeding Cool
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.