Lego will no longer have the Jabba the Hutt themed set following claims by the Turkish Cultural Association that it reinforced negative stereotypes of Muslims.
Birol Kilic, head of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria responsible for the accusations, doesn’t appear to agree. He told NBC News that after his group met with the toymaker last week, the company promised to pull the product from shelves by the end of this year. Kilic’s organization argued earlier this year that the set resembled the a former mosque in Istanbul, the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut and a minaret.
Because Jabba The Hutt is a villain in the Star Wars films, the group claimed the alleged close resemblance reinforced negative stereotypes about Muslims.