Producer and president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy has responded to the toxic side of the Star Wars fandom, saying women are much more likely to receive attacks online because of the fan base being so male dominated. Addressing the recent criticism from some of the fanbase towards the upcoming Disney+ series The Acolyte, Kennedy said that a lot of the women who step into Star Wars struggle with toxic fandom, with showrunner Leslye Headland the latest to bear the brunt.

  • Kathleen Kennedy: ‘Star Wars’ Women Struggle More Due To “Male Dominated” Fanbase
    Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy spoke about how the women of 'Star Wars' struggle due to the "male dominated" fanbase.
    05/31/2024 - 8:20 am | View Link
  • Kathleen Kennedy Says “A lot of Women” Who Step Into Male-Dominated ‘Star Wars’ World “Struggle”
    The Lucasfilm boss also opened up about her unwavering support for Leslye Headland's upcoming series, 'The Acolyte.' ...
    05/30/2024 - 2:42 pm | View Link
  • Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy says women in ‘Star Wars’ ‘struggle’ due to ‘male-dominated’ fandom
    Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said women in the 'Star Wars' universe tend to 'struggle' due to its male-dominated fan base.
    05/30/2024 - 10:55 am | View Link
  • 'Star Wars' boss calls out 'male dominated' fan base's 'personal' attacks on women stars
    Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a recent interview that women who work in "Star Wars" sometimes face "personal" attacks from male fans.
    05/30/2024 - 8:11 am | View Link
  • Star Wars Boss Confronts Toxic Fans In "Male-Dominated" Fanbase
    The Acolyte premieres on June 4 with the first two episodes arriving on Disney+. As for the film series, the franchise returns to theaters in 2026 with The Mandalorian and Grogu.
    05/30/2024 - 4:30 am | View Link
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