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Stormtroopers Banned From Star Wars-themed Party at Princeton

Stormtroopers Banned From Star Wars-themed Party at Princeton

“alleged Nazi inspiration”

Silly political correctness strikes again. Stormtroopers are an essential set of characters in the Star Wars universe. How can you have a Star Wars party without them?

The Washington Times reported:

‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration

Graduates from Princeton’s 2012 class will not be able to attend a “Star Wars”-themed party in Stormtrooper gear due to fears that it will convey a racist message.

A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.

An update sent to those who RSVP’d to an Eventbright invitation was obtained Tuesday by Heatstreet.

“A few of our classmates reached out expressing concerns over our choice to use Stormtroopers as our costume inspiration,” the email said. “We have been informed of the origin of this word and its connections to early- to mid-20th century Germany. This is something neither we nor anyone on your Reunion Committee were aware of, but something we take very seriously. Tonight we made the unanimous decision to remove these costumes.”

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IIRC, the term arose in the German army during WW1 in reference to special troops used in the practice of trench raids. Both sides raided the other’s trenches. “Stormtroopers” is merely the English translation of the German term.

Quite an astounding admission of historical ignorance from Yale grads coming back for a five-year reunion. Credentialed, not educated, I guess.

Insanity writ large.

30 years ago, everyone would have shown up in a stormtrooper uniform just to shove it in the faces of special snowflakes. Now? They cower, cringe and genuflect every time the left issues stupid demands.

buckeyeminuteman | March 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

Telling people what they can and can’t wear sounds exactly like something a real Nazi would do.

Can they wear brown shirts instead?

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