Feel free to continue your mass nerdgasm over "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," earthlings. "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah has shut down that ridiculous notion that the latest installment of the franchise from a galaxy far, far away is deserving of a boycott for not having white men in the lead roles.
With the help of "Senior Fantasy Correspondent" Jordan Klepper, Noah swatted aside critiques of the movie's diversity. Could John Boyega indeed be playing a black Stormtrooper? Does that work with "Star Wars" canon?
"That's ridiculous," Klepper said of the complaints. "They were clones originally, so while it might not initially make sense, after the Battle of Camino, the Emperor began recruiting a variety of ethnic templates, so it's totally fine canonically."
Take your word for it. But what about the ethics of casting Boyega in the role, Trevor asked.
"What, cast a black person? Yeah, of course. How is that even a question?"
Klepper followed it up with this lovely thought.
"Science fiction is powerful because it envisions a future for all of us," he said. "It's an allegory for the people we can become, one that encompasses a multitude of voices and perspectives...Just as long as they don't make any superhero movies starring chicks."
Well, there you have it. Put down your hashtags, pick up your lightsabers and enjoy your movie, y'all.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters December 18.