Disney sparks backlash with bizarre Star Wars tweet

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to Disney Plus next week (Image credit: Disney)

With May around the corner (nope, we can't believe it either), there are just a few days until the most important day in every Star Wars fan's calendar: May the 4th. If, like Luke Skywalker, you've been living on a remote island (and drinking weird green milk), May the 4th is officially Star Wars Day – because of its aural resemblance to a certain iconic phrase from the franchise. 

With a myriad of Star Wars content now on hit streaming service Disney Plus (which you can currently sign up to for free), Disney has been busy getting prepped for this year's May the 4th celebration. Earlier this week the company encouraged fans to reply to a tweet with their favourite Star Wars memory, which might appear "somewhere special" on the day itself. Disney's first tweet was all well and good, but a follow-up tweet sparked a swift backlash from fans – and lawyers:

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.