Star Wars stands with Moses Ingram Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars stands with Moses Ingram Obi-Wan Kenobi

storm troopers stand next to Moses Ingram

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While edition Obi-Wan Kenobi and his new character list in Star Wars The universe was an exciting show opportunity for most fans also added a new target for fandom racist and misogynistic trolls: Moses Ingram, who plays the third sister of Reva Sevander.

At this point, there are few of them surprised by the terrible behaviour. But fortunately, Ingram has the full support of teammates, including Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor –ANDas Star Wars studio Lucasfilm and legions Star Wars fans of non-toxic varieties. Here is McGregor’s video to begin with.

While we are waiting for a more visible action, it is worth mentioning it means an improvement over inactivity in recent years on behalf of cast members like Ahmed Best and Kelly Marie Tran. At the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, Lucasfilm said that it was listen John Boyega, and last time he took more pronounced withstand for High Republic show presenter Krystina Arielle condemning bullying and racism. As a part Obi-Wan Kenobi On the press tour, Moses Ingram was ready for what to expect – including the fact that the loud screams of the bigots could turn into another pathetic choir. “It was something Lucasfilm actually got into and said, ‘This is something that is unlikely to happen. But we are here to help you; can you let us know when this happens’,“Ingram said.” the Independentt.

Before-empty words of support however, he can only do so much. MIngram reports included death threats and attacks on racial insults against a black woman in Star Warsand made the actress address them on her personal social networks. “No one can do anything about it.” No one can do anything to stop this hatred. The thing that bothers me is the feeling – like I just have to shut up and take it, “said Ingramn an Instagram story, along with screenshots of the news. “I just have to smile and hold on. And I’m not that built. Thanks to the people who appear in my comments and in places that I will not mention myself. And to everyone else… You’re weird. “

ANDafter her sincere and courageous sincerity, Star Wars responded by making quick statements on social networks on various platforms.

And today, star of the series, Ewan McGregor, he took it time to address the toxic fandom in the video report we saw earlier in this post. “We stand with Moses, we love Moses,McGregor confirmed. “And if you’re sending her bullying news, no.” Star Wars fan in my mind. There is no place for racism in this world.Fellow Star Wars cast members Best, Arielle, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (who appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi), as well as other personalities of the BIPOC community they took to their platforms to support.

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