Princeton Class of 2012 reunion committee bans Star Wars costumes

Concerns were raised about their inspiration from Storm troopers of the Nazi regime

Members of the Princeton’s graduating class of 2012 will not be able to have a “Star-Wars” themed reunion party in Stormtrooper gear, according to an email obtained by Heatstreet.

The decision came after members of the class of 2012 expressed concerns about the resemblance and inspiration of costumes to Stormtroopers of the Nazi regime, according to the Washington Times. Heatstreet reported that in an update email sent to the class of 2012, an event organizer told prospective reunion attendees that all who ordered a Stormtrooper custom will receive a different outfit.

“We have been informed of the origin of [Stormtroopers] and its connections to early- to mid-20th century Germany. This is something neither we nor anyone on your Reunion Committee were aware of, but something we take very seriously. Tonight we made the unanimous decision to remove these costumes,” the email said.

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