Moses Ingram, an actor in “Star Wars,” is getting support from the film series after she disclosed that she had received a large number of racist tweets and comments.
Ingram, who recently made her debut as Reva in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” tweeted that the franchise was “glad to welcome” her.
The “Star Wars” account tweeted, “If someone attempts to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we refuse. “Don’t choose to be a racist; there are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy.”
Ingram was praised as “a wonderful performer” in a video that was uploaded to the “Star Wars” Twitter account late on Tuesday night. Series star Ewan McGregor added his comments to the conversation.
In the footage, McGregor can be heard saying, “I was really sick to my stomach to learn that this had been happening. “We support Moses, and we adore Moses.” And if you’re harassing her, you’re not a “Star Wars” fan in my opinion, he continued.
Ingram noted that she had received hundreds of messages, some of which contained the N-word, and uploaded numerous examples of racist messages and comments on Instagram.
Nobody has any power to change this. In a video uploaded on her Instagram stories, she declared, “Nobody can stop this hatred.
The feeling that I just have to shut up and accept things, to smile and bore them, is what troubles me. I’m not built that way either,” she added. “Thank you to everyone who supports me in the comments and in the locations where I won’t be myself. And to the rest of you, you weird people.
Actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran have also spoken out against the racial abuse they received after making their “Star Wars” film debuts, continuing a trend started by Ingram after her “Star Wars” debut.
Tran, the first woman of color to play a significant role in a “Star Wars” movie, penned an opinion piece about the harassment she experienced after appearing in “The Last Jedi” in 2017. Tran stopped social media and went to therapy because the hostility had gotten so bad.
Even earlier, in 2014, after numerous people reacted to Boyega’s casting with mistrust and racist slurs, his presence in the “The Force Awakens” teaser sparked the entire social media trend of #BlackStormtrooper.
Moses Ingram has received racist tweets and insults since making her debut as Reva in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and the “Star Wars” brand has openly defended her.
Ewan McGregor, the series’ star, and the “Star Wars” franchise expressed their support for Ingram, who had received a large number of hateful texts, and emphasized that the people harassing her were not really “Star Wars” fans.
In opposition to the racial abuse they experienced, actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran have also spoken out. The team’s outspoken opposition to racism sends a powerful statement in favor of inclusiveness and diversity.
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