Lego accused of racism over Star Wars set
Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with ‘deceitful and criminal personalities.’
The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.
The anger was provoked by ‘Jabba’s Palace’, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films.
Is it just me or does everyone seem to forget that the Hagia Sophia was a Christian church for much longer than it has been a Mosque.