Fox News Woman Gets Death Threats For Mocking Star Wars Fans

Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf wonders what all the fuss is about.

Appearing on the late-night political comedy show Red Eye, Timpf admitted receiving death threats after jokingly insulting Star Wars fans getting excited about the latest trailer.

“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now,”

Timpf continued…

“You people are crazy. You Star Wars people are crazy. Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been too busy liking cool things and being attractive — people threatened my life. You’re not really branding yourself in a way that makes me want to join your life-threatening club.”

This week Timpf wrote in the National Review about her thoughts on online bullying and that she wouldn’t be backing down because of the threats.

“A lot of people are clearly a lot of upset. But guess what? I’m not apologizing,” Timpf wrote. “Why? Because the all-too-common knee-jerk reaction of apologizing for harmless jokes after overblown hysteria is ruining our culture. This political-correctness obsession threatens free speech, and I absolutely refuse to be a part of it.”

Timpf then defended her original comments:

“Bottom line: If you are telling me that I should die and/or apologize for making a joke about a movie you like, then you are too sensitive,” Timpf wrote. “You have the problem, not me. I’m sick of oversensitive mobs in our overly sensitive society bullying people into saying that they’re sorry over jokes — even if the subject of the joke is something as serious as Star Wars. So, for that reason, I will not apologize.”

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10 Replies to “Fox News Woman Gets Death Threats For Mocking Star Wars Fans”

  1. These Guys are idiots the second trilogy was Awesome and this new movie looks even less like the originals. You know nothing about star wars. It is as cool as it comes, martial arts, philosophy and action.

  2. Sorry if you thought the prequels were any semblance of “good” you know nothing about Star Wars either.. And the new movie is being done with 90% practical effects just like the originals and looks closer than the horrible prequels and the 100% green screen. They are idiots though.. and clearly clueless especially the comedian who was asking if Disney was forcing Lucas to do this.. Lucas is RETIRED he has no say in it at all. its Disney that makes those calls now. Kathleen Kennedy is the new voice of LFL..

  3. I absolutely love Star Wars, grew up with the original trilogy with Han Solo being my freaking idol. If anything I feel sorry for her because she hasn’t seen any of the movies. But come on I think death threats are pretty much over the line and ignorant. Jut my opinion.

  4. The people threatening her are clearly wrong but she didn’t make a joke about unfamiliarity she insulted star wars fans. Even her apology was insulting. Death threats are unequivocally wrong but she’s also a piece of trash who likes to insult things she doesn’t understand.

  5. Why make this?!? Damn do some research fox! Or are all your employees starring at the egotistical I’m pretty biatch!
    After the first movie, ep.4 Lucas said he wanted to make 9 movies in all. 4,5,6 then 1,2,3 followed by 7,8,9.

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