11/22/10

May the Force be with Katie

Katie, photo from ChicagoNow.Com
Here's a sweet and heartwarming story just in time for the holidays... a first grade girl who loves Star Wars gets made fun of by some boy classmates for having a Star Wars water bottle.  Her mom, who has a blog, recounts the story and asks for female fans of Star Wars to chime in via comments.  The story goes viral on Twitter, with people using the hashtag #MayTheForceBeWithKatie to show support.

The response was overwhelming... after 1202 comments on the original post, a second page was set up.  The support even extended to official channels, with The Official Star Wars Blog posting in support of Katie.

15 comments:

  1. kids are so mean for the littlest things it's to the point where people can't even share their interests without being bothered about it so cruel. I'm actually running out the door right now but if you could do me a favor and drop a comment on my blog or something to remind me to write a little blog about cruel kids i'd appreciate it.

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  2. Hadn't heard of this. that's pretty neat that she's gotten so much support.

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  3. Wow. Has it really fallen to this? Especially with Star Wars. It's so widely known I can't even believe she didn't have friends who supported her. I just don't understand kids sometimes.

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  4. it's good hearing stuff like this

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  5. you made me think about it..

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  6. I bet the kids who made fun of her didn't even watch the star wars movies themself..i mean they are awesome trips to a galaxy far away :P

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  7. What the hell is wrong with those boys? I would have killed for a chick to be in to Star Wars back then.

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  8. when these boys become awkward teens they'll wish they were nicer to the little star wars girl back in the day

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  9. Happy thanksgiving! Following thy

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  10. thats amazing. Its really terrible how mean children can be when it comes to those things.

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  11. well thats pretty adorable at least even tho she got made fun of theres plenty of ppl still supporting her

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  12. Oh that boy will feel so stupid in a couple of years! :)

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