Stephen Colbert thought it “terrible” Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran had reportedly been bullied off of Instagram by internet trolls. So he decided to put together a new kind of Star Wars movie trailer “specifically designed to make racist, misogynist nerds mad.”
It’s Star Wars: Episode IX – Shut the Hell Up You Broken Hateful Dweebs, a film that now sees Tran’s Rebel Alliance mechanic Rose Tico as the main character. “All the cool male characters, like Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron, fell into a big hole after Rey cut their penises off,” the voiceover says.
The trailer also features “the lady Ghostbusters” and new Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker, both having received misogynist-fueled responses from so-called fans. Then there’s “a girl wearing a Rick & Morty T-shirt,” “woke Porgs” with “Black Lives Matter” signs, Darth Maul reimagined as an “intersectional feminist,” and the reveal that “Chewbacca was a woman the whole time.”
Tran became the first Asian-American actress to land a lead part in a Star Wars movie when she joined The Last Jedi as Rose Tico. Her director, Rian Johnson, and costar, Mark Hamill, showed her support when reports came out of online harassment. “#GetALifeNerds” Hamill tweeted, while Johnson called the trolls “manbabies.”
“That is terrible,” Colbert remarked of the situation with Tran, “but it is good to see Roseanne staying busy.”
Watch Colbert in the clip above.