Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques.
Austria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.”
The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings.
I sincerely hope that Lego either ignores this or simply issues a terse statement along the lines of, “Hah! Good one! You had us going for a minute. Oh. Wait! You’re serious? Bwahahahahahaha!”