Star Wars Writer Allegedly Fired For Supporting Rose Tico

It looks like Disney may have fired a Star Wars writer for openly supporting controversial Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Rose Tico.

Earlier this month, Alex Kane, a Star Wars website writer who's written a number of articles about Star Wars games, was fired from his work on

Taking to Twitter last weekend, the Star Wars writer claimed that he had been taken off the team because he didn't enjoy "one bad movie" in the franchise.

Hours after sending out the tweet, Kane revealed a few more important details about his severance – he had been fired from his work on because he supported Rose Tico and thought that she deserved better in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

"To be clear, this was a small, symbolic gesture that affects little. And yet I've known it was coming since the moment I tweeted #RoseTicoDeservedBetter. But if they wait a few months, they can just deny this. I'll be fine," the Star Wars website writer revealed in his tweet.

It seems like Kane was an avid supporter of Rose, and like Star Wars fans who enjoyed The Last Jedi, the writer rallied behind the #RoseTicoDeservedBetter campaign – a crusade against the way The Rise of Skywalker neglected Rose Tico's narrative arc despite the fact that she was an important character in Episode VIII.

While we can't be entirely sure about whether or not Kane was fired because of his movie and character preferences, the House of Mouse ought to look into these allegations. The team leading shouldn't fire their writers simply because of prejudice and discrimination.

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