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Is This Lego ‘Star Wars’ Toy Racist?

The Lego company is being accused of racism over a new Star Wars toy.

lego-star-warsIt’s a model of Jabba’s Palace, the home of Jabba the Hutt.

But Austria’s Turkish community says it looks like the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and another mosque in Beirut.

They say the accompanying figures depict Asians as “deceitful” with “criminal personalities.”

The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling on Lego to apologize.

Lego says the model does not reflect any actual building or people, and the figures are all modeled on characters from the movie.

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