There's a Sick-Looking Twi'lek in Rogue One

Image: Bib Fortuna from Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney
Image: Bib Fortuna from Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm/Disney

Above: a healthy Twi’lek. Below, one who desperately needs a doctor or a bacta tank or something.

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Entertainment Weekly published photos of new alien and droid characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the other day, and I think there’s something very wrong with one Beezer Fortuna.

Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. via Entertainment Weekly
Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. via Entertainment Weekly

His lekku are very small and limp and his neck is all deflated. I don’t know a ton about Twi’lek physiology—maybe this is how they age?—but something just makes this guy look very different from Bib Fortuna, Jabba the Hutt’s majordomo in Return of the Jedi and presumably a relative of Beezer’s.

Someone please help him.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

rancorr
Rancorr

So, we’re body-shaming a Twi’lek? They can’t be skinny or have body types that aren’t in the current fashion the slave masters prefer? And skinny equals sickly?

Well, I think we found the Imperial sympathizer in the room.