Looks like Star Wars fans are not too happy with comments made by Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf. When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer dropped last month, she was on the political comedy show Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and didn’t hesitate to poke fun at the franchise and its fans.
“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space-nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now,” she joked. “You people are crazy … Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive — people threatened my life.”
Since then, she has received death threats and has been the subject of threatening YouTube videos.
Timpf, who is also a reporter for National Review, shared some of the tweets she has been receiving along with an article taking a stand on this.
She wrote: “Bottom line: If you are telling me that I should die and/or apologize for making a joke about a movie you like, then you are too sensitive. You have the problem, not me. I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize.”