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Lego has been accused of racism over a Star Wars model. The Austrian Turkish community allege that the Lego model for Jabba's Palace resembles Hagia Sophia, an Istanbul mosque, and portrays Orientals and Asians in a negative light, reports The Mirror. In a statement, the group said: "It is apparent that, for the figure of the repulsive bad guy Jabba and the whole scenery, racial prejudices and hidden suggestions against Orientals and Asians were used as deceitful and criminal personalities. (more) »


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