Saudi Arabia recalls textbook with image of Yoda sitting next to king
This photoshopped image by Saudi artist Abdullah al-Sheri, known as Shawsheen, of Jedi master Yoda with King Faisal signing the UN charter in 1945, was accidentally included in a school textbook across the kingdom, September 2017. (Abdullah Al-Shehri)
Education ministry says inclusion of doctored photo of King Faisal signing UN Charter in 1945 with Jedi master next to him was an ‘error’
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia scrambled Friday to withdraw a school textbook that accidentally included a doctored photograph of a former ruler sitting next to a “Star Wars” character, prompting ridicule on social media.
The black-and-white image shows King Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s third monarch, signing the United Nations Charter in 1945, with the diminutive Jedi master Yoda perched next to him.
The image was created by 26-year-old Saudi artist Abdullah al-Shehri, renown for mixing pop culture icons into historic photographs.