Master Yoda fights homophobic boycott of Star Wars: The Old Republic
AllOut.org, the LGBT rights group behind the petition, says video-game giant Electronic Arts has been receiving a slew of anti-gay letters calling for a boycott of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, developed by BioWare.
In the petition, Yoda writes:
Sending you a message of support against the dark homophobic forces, I am.
Stay strong in this time of difficulty, you must. Like Master Yoda says "A Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they."
Thanking you for standing up against the anti-gay boycott campaign, I am. May the force be with you.
If the petition hits 50,000 signatures, All Out promises to send members dressed up as Star Wars characters to EA headquarters to deliver the letters of support.
EA has also reportedly been targeted over the inclusion of same-sex relationships in Mass Effect 3.