Originally Posted by Octoberist
Where has Turkey been for the past 35 years?
It is true that Jabba and his palace are inspired by Middle Eastern people, just like the Empire is inspired by the Nazis (especially the uniforms), and Vader's helmet looks Japanese.
It opens a can of worms. Middle Eastern people could also feel insulted by Warhammer's chaos dwarfs (who have an oriental theme) and Mongolian people by Warhammer's Hobgoblins. Stargate could offend Egyptians. And every Viking movie that shows Norse people as stereotypically drunk and violent could offend Scandinavians.
Iran feels insulted by "300" - the movie is forbidden there.
If we rob all our movies, books, comics and games from these fascinating cultural influences - what will be left of our popular culture?