Former Donald Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka can’t stand the idea queer aliens might have existed long ago in a galaxy far, far away.
The conservative radio talk show host last week freaked out on the air over statements by director J.J. Abrams that implied there might be some kind of LGBTQ representation in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
That type of rebellion didn’t sit well with Gorka, who addressed the intergalactic gossip on last Thursday's episode of his America First show.
“They’re going to destroy Star Wars as well,” he exclaimed on his Salem Radio Network show.
“We have the statement from J.J. Abrams that Star Wars is going to go LGBTQ. Well, you know, if you couldn’t destroy the franchise already, let’s destroy it a little bit more. The last installment of the Star Wars saga would include a member from the trans — is it trans? Let’s just say the alphabet soup community.”
For the record, Abrams went into no such specifics. Rather, in a Variety interview, he said, “In the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film.” But the famously spoiler-phobic director refused to go into any further detail.
Indeed, much of the news coverage of the interview revolved more around statements Abrams made quashing rumors that two major male characters, Finn and Poe Dameron, would ever have a romantic relationship.
Gorka on his show also lamented the scary concept that a Black woman could play the new 007 in the James Bond franchise.
“James Bond is now a woman, and she’s Black,” Gorka said. “Are you ready for it? 007 has gone intersectional.”
He then went on to trash a new trailer for No Time to Die, reportedly the last film where Daniel Craig will portray Bond. Once again, Gorka seems to have many details wrong. While rumors persist that in this film Lashana Lynch will become the first nonwhite person and first woman to be assigned the 007 moniker, Yahoo! Entertainment reports she will play a character named Nomi.
But the idea of racial minorities or women receiving representation in an action franchise clearly offends Gorka as much as the notion a transgender wookiee might find love somewhere while fleeing Kylo Ren.
This isn’t the first time Gorka, who again once worked in the White House as a special assistant to the president of the United States, has been jarred by fictional characters being revealed as LGBTQ. Earlier this year, he called the marriage of a gay cartoon rat to an animated aardvark on Arthur the start of a “war for our culture.”