No good tweet goes unpunished!
John Boyega plays Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which just came out on December 15 and is still hotly debated across the galaxy. So it's understandable that when he tweets something, it's received in the context of "The Last Jedi." Plus, people are always projecting their own perspectives onto everything -- we all do it -- leading fans to sometimes make faulty assumptions.
Case in point: This tweet from John Boyega:
You know guys..... people like things you don't....like it's a really big planet. Incase you forgot...— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 27, 2017
Taken on its own, many fans seemed to think it was commentary on the commentary about "The Last Jedi." Critics, in general, praised the film, while a vocal group of "Star Wars" fans have been very critical.
However, that tweet was actually meant to be paired with the one Boyega had shared just before it:
Lord! Just watched Bright! That was amazing !— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 27, 2017
But not everyone liked "Bright," just like not everyone liked/disliked "The Last Jedi." We are not the Borg, linked to the same hive mind. (Yes, that was a "Star Trek" analogy, sue me.) After Boyega tweeted praise of "Bright," he got some negative comments, like one person saying he was "cancelled."
Boyega made it clear that his "people like things you don't" comment was actually about "Bright" in response to a fan who was trying to be supportive, but assumed Boyega was talking about "The Last Jedi" criticism:
Dude I wasn't talking about Star Wars. I was talking about how much I enjoyed bright. Thanks though— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 27, 2017
A lot of readers had the same misinterpretation, but some fans just appreciated Boyega's point on different opinions. Here's one response he replied to:
Had that same conversation with someone recently - whenever we view, participate in, or hear artistic work, we bring our cumulative life experiences, preferences, and biases with us. It's a good thing there's such variety in creative works! There's something for everyone!— Loughran Ⓥ (@LoriTweets) December 27, 2017
"Bright" is now on Netflix. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has made more than $840 million at the worldwide box office to date.
Absolutely ! https://t.co/LdwqvI4GPR— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 27, 2017
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