The structure that is supposed to hold Han Solo resembles a Turkish mosque
The Lego company has created a palace for Jabba the Hut that apparently resembles a Turkish mosque, a bit too much. The model is part of their Star Wars-inspired series, and it is aimed at teenagers around the age of 14.It was supposed to be a fun game about freeing Han Solo from the Palace, as seen in the Return of the Jedi, but caused dissent among the Austrian Turkish community. They dubbed the whole structure discriminatory and plain racist.
“What Lego are recommending parents buy as a Christmas gift? The answer is pure racism,” the group says in a statement.
“It is apparent that, for the figure of the repulsive bad guy Jabba and the whole scenery, racial prejudices and hidden suggestions against Orientals and Asians were used as deceitful and criminal personalities,” they add.
According to the Mirror, the company has since apologized, but it doesn't seem as though they will be recalling the product.
“The design of the product only refers to the fictional content of the Star WarsTM saga,” they respond.