Buzz Lightyear Is A Racist, And PIXAR’s Upcoming ‘Lightyear’ Movie Has Ruined Fans’ Childhoods, According To Tweets About The New Film
This summer, PIXAR will release its 26th animated feature, but even though the release is months away, some are already unhappy with the film, even going so far as to call the space ranger “racist” and suggesting that he owns a MAGA hat via online messages.
Pixar Light year was first announced by Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter in December 2020 at a Disney Investor Day meeting. Docter touted the toy story spin-off film as an origin story depicting the “in-universe” or human version of the space ranger who inspired the Buzz Lightyear action figure.
As is toy story version of Buzz and the Light year version of the man the figure is fashioned from looks different, though there is a close enough resemblance for viewers to see how a toymaker came to create the Buzz Lightning toy to look like what it does.
But Buzz’s new look doesn’t sit well with some. In fact, a few things about the appearance of the space ranger in the To come up Light year movie split fans and non-fans – and it’s not even out yet.
According to The mirrorsome who have seen the trailers of Light year say (tongue in cheek) that their childhood was ruined when they saw Buzz in regular clothes and not a spacesuit. Others have disputed that the real Lightyear has hair.
“Can’t believe Buzz Lightyear isn’t bald,” one tweet read. “I thought he was like Howie Mandel or Pitbull where you never even thought they had hair in the first place.”
“Buzz Lightyear has hair and I don’t know how to feel,” read another tweet.
To be fair, a few have seen the trailers for the new movie and are extremely pleased with how the real Buzz looks.
“Buzz Lightyear don’t care about being this hot but here we are,” reads a tweet from a Buzz fan who is fine with the space ranger’s new look, and hey, we won’t judge. not.
Another viewer on Twitter brought up the ridiculous prospect of a toy with a story.
But perhaps the strongest comments made about the space ranger thus far have been those centered around the new character being racist. Twitter users tweeted reactions to Buzz’s new version, with some saying he was “definitely racist”. Another tweet from @portgarden suggests the toy story 2 Buzz’s version was racist.
Hilario Duff tweeted, “Where was he Jan 6th?” while user Valentines Hate Page tweeted “He looks aggressively misogynistic.”
The tweets even went so far as to comment on the animated space guard’s political affiliation. One tweet reads, “I’m pretty sure I saw this guy at a Trump rally,” while another tweet comments on the need to get a “MAGA hat” for Lightyear.
Light year will give fans a view from the passenger seat alongside the space ranger as he climbs the ranks of the Ranger Corps. And of course, there’s the intergalactic adventure to infinity and beyond as you’d expect. Chris Evans, who played Marvel’s Captain America, will voice the humanoid Buzz Lightyear. Director Angus MacLane, who also co-directed The Incredibles and Finding Dory had already cast Evans for the role even before the film’s initial announcement, saying Evans was the only actor he had ever considered for the role.
While it remains to be seen what will be tweeted about PIXAR’s space ranger once it makes its box office movie debut, many are excited at the prospect of finally hearing more about the true adventures of the astronaut who took such an impact with his work that toy makers created a likeness of him in action figure form.