‘Star Wars’ Twitter Account Deletes ‘Triggered’ Joke After It Triggers Users

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The official “Star Wars” Twitter account deleted a joke Monday featuring the word “triggered” after Twitter users denounced it as insensitive.

“Triggered,” tweeted the Star Wars account, along with a graphic describing an exchange between Anakin Skywalker and a droid, according to a screen shot of the tweet and its criticism. The official “Star Wars account” subsequently deleted the tweet.

“I’m not personally bothered and you may have been unaware, but the term ‘triggered’ is a pretty loaded one so this might be unwise,” said Ryan Brown, who covers video games for Daily Mirror.

“Wow, a joke mocking people with PTSD, used by the same kind of people who have Pepe icons and are ‘ironic’ Nazis,” remarked another user. “How hilarious.”

“Did the @starwars Twitter actually make a ‘triggered’ joke,” asked an anonymous, reportedly gay, and self-described “Star Wars” fan. “Like for real that’s so stupid…it’s 2017 learn actual jokes.

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