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Offended By Portrayal In ‘Star Wars’, Tusken Raiders Launch #CancelStarWars
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Star Wars Tusken Raider attack

Displeased by their portrayal throughout the Star Wars saga and the use of the derogatory term “Sand People,” the Tusken Raiders have launched the hashtag campaign #CancelStarWars, which calls for an end to the popular science fiction franchise.

First introduced to audiences with 1977’s Star Wars, the Tusken Raiders, or Tuskens, say they are offended by the franchise’s frequent use of the ethnic slur “Sand People” when referring to their warrior race, according to URoRRuR’R’R, the Tusken leader best remembered for his attack on Luke Skywalker in the first film.

“This is an outrage,” said URoRRuR’R’R, who spoke to Geeks Of Doom exclusively while stripping a nearby landspeeder for parts. “Our proper name was not uttered once in Star Wars: A New Hope, but yet ‘Sand People’ was used no less than 16 times.”

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Geek Gear: ‘Star Wars’ Tusken Pride T-Shirt
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Tusken RaidersHere’s a really cool deal for lovers of both Star Wars and sports.

The $9 t-shirt deal of the day over at Teefury today is called “Tusken Pride” by artist Captain RibMan and it’s a mash-up of a Star Wars Tusken Raider and the logo for football team Oakland Raiders.

The sale at Teefury began at midnight EST (Friday, November 26, 2010) and will continue for 24 hours, and once it’s over, it’s gone forever.

The shirt is available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes; and there’s some good news for those of you who wanted larger-sized shirts: this tee is available in Men’s 2X!

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Geek Art: Mondo’s Tusken Raider Poster
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You might recall last month that Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, offered up a poster based on the Star Trek episode Space Seed, which sold out in a little over an hour.

On sale today at the store is a new poster called “Raider” which is based on the Tusken Raiders from Star Wars.

The limited edition poster, created by artist Dave Kinsey, is the second in Mondo’s Star Wars series and is a high quality screen print, with each one hand-numbered by the artist.

Of his memories of Star Wars, Kinsey said, “When I first saw Star Wars as a kid, I remember being intrigued by the Tusken Raider’s mystique and anonymity.”

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