The Star Wars Facebook page left a 'sexist' commenter with worse burns than Anakin

Louis Dor
Saturday 29 August 2015 14:20
Showbiz

The official Star Wars Facebook page has received praise for dismissing a complaint that a character's armour wasn’t feminine enough.

Social media editors had been posting entries submitted in a fan art contest ahead of the new film The Force Awakens.

One commenter chose to complain about the armour depicted for the character Captain Phasma, one of the primary antagonists.

The comment read:

Not to be sexist but it’s really hard to tell that’s female armor for me

To which the editor responded:

It’s armor. On a woman. It doesn’t have to look feminine.

We hope the commenter's on Hoth because he's gonna need some ice for that burn (even though the exchange has since been deleted).

For context, Phasma will be played by Gwendoline Christie, known to Game of Thrones fans as Brienne of Tarth.

(Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO)

The Phasma armour entry, submitted by Seth Groves, was made with color pencils, markers and airbrush.

It has been shared more than 1,000 times and liked by more than 11,000 users.

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Top work Seth.

Should you wish to submit an entry or view submissions, visit the Art Awakens tumblr.

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