STAR WARS: TALES OF THE EMPIRE Features Nonbinary Character

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STAR WARS: TALES OF THE EMPIRE Features Nonbinary Character

By Movieguide® Contributor

Many parents were dismayed to find that Disney’s latest Star Wars show TALES OF THE EMPIRE features a nonbinary character. 

In one episode, a pair of soldiers are tasked with hunting down a Jedi. When they ask locals where to find this person, the pair are told “they” are hiding in the mountains. When the soldiers find the Jedi, the characters’ dialogue makes it more clear that the Jedi is nonbinary. 

“‘They’re still alive,’ one of the Inquisitors says after her partner stabbed the Jedi in the back. ‘We need to get them to the ship. We can save them,’” The Federalist reported

The Libs of TikTok Twitter account also posted this scene online, writing, “Parents, make sure you know what your kids are watching!”

TALES OF THE EMPIRE is not impressing viewers — one reviewer called it “underwhelming” and said the series “made no sense,” while another said it was an “ultimately uneven set of stories.”

This is not the first time Star Wars content has contained inappropriate messaging. Movieguide® previously reported:

STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES, the Star Wars franchise’s latest venture, hopes to draw preschoolers into the larger world of space adventure stories. 

While the show may promote some positive life lessons, parents should be aware of the worldview behind those lessons before allowing their preschoolers to watch STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES. 

For example, the Force, a major component in any Star Wars story, will likely play a prominent role in this series as well.

The Force arises from New Age and pagan beliefs, and Movieguide®’s review for STAR WARS: RISE OF THE SKYWALKER says this about it:  

“The supernatural power used by the heroes and villains, especially the main ones, resides not in a Personal God but in a living, impersonal energy ‘Force,’ which can be used for good or evil. Thus, if people get trained in using this “Force” and even have a special ability for using it, they can have more and more supernatural power to do good or do evil, and to even heal other people and animals.”

In another Star Wars movie review, Movieguide® emphasizes that the Force is a “universal but impersonal, energy or ‘Force’ that is part of everything and surrounds everyone.”  

While many STAR WARS movies and series provide some moral and redemptive lessons, parents should understand the powerful New Age and pagan worldview underlying these stories and use discernment before allowing their children to watch STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES. 

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