Moses Ingram, who played OB-One Kenobi, has been receiving racist comments since he began appearing in the Star Wars series.
“There are over 20 million intelligent species in the Star Wars galaxy,” Star Wars said via its official Twitter account. Don’t choose to be racist. “
“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited to see how the Rever story unfolds,” the statement said. “If anyone wants to make him feel unwanted, we can say one thing: we will fight.”
Ingram starred in the Star Wars franchise as Reva Sevender, a bad guy investigator. On the new Disney + show, he is helping Darth Vader find the OB-One cannobis
Ingram said in a recent Instagram story that he has received “hundreds” of racist messages since his Star Wars debut on May 27.
“No one can do anything about it. No one can stop this hatred, “Ingram said in a video posted on his Instagram story. “I’m not sure why I’m here even in front of you telling you that it’s going on. I don’t really know. “
Variety says Ingram used the N-word in some messages and said he was only on the show because he was “Variety Rent”.
Ingram said in an interview with The Independent that this is not the first time racist fans have joined the Star Wars actor franchise.
“Lucasfilm knew about it long ago and said, ‘This is something that, unfortunately, will probably happen. But we are here to help you, and you can let us know when it will happen,'” he said, adding later, “I remember The OB-One Galaxy will bring more variety than we’ve seen before ৷ I think it’s about time. Talking doesn’t mean having robots and aliens, but not people of color.
John Boega and Kelly Marie Tran have both spoken out against the racism they faced after their Star Wars debut. Tran told the Hollywood Reporter that the attacks were so bad that he had to go for therapy.
Star Wars has sided with Ingram, but both Boyega and Thandeway Newton have criticized the Disney and Star Wars franchises for treating characters of different colors.
In an interview with British GQ in 2020, Boega spoke of his Star Wars experience. He said, “You get involved in the project and you may not like everything.”
“What I’m going to tell Disney is not to create a black character, to think they’re much more important than them, and then put them in the background. I don’t like it. I’ll tell you the truth.”
Newtown blames the franchise for killing his character in the 2018 solo movie.
Newton told Inverse, “You won’t kill the first black woman in a Star Wars movie.” “Like, are you kidding?”
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