As you nerds know, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens released a new trailer yesterday, but Star Wars mania has been high for some time. Beyond George Lucas's creations, controversy over older, popular films with cult followings getting rebooted and reflecting our more socially conscious world is also constantly brewing. The idea that a bunch of angry white dudes might decide to boycott Stars Wars for featuring both a woman and a black man as two of the main characters is not that far-fetched. And it's almost what happened. The hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII started trending this week, and everyone assumed it was an actual movement and responded as such.

Sources: h/t Vox