LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Ewan McGregor hit again on Wednesday (June 1) at folks focused on fellow Star Wars actor Moses Ingram with racist abuse, pronouncing they don’t seem to be true fanatics.
Ingram – who stars along McGregor in restricted sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi – highlighted racist messages she had gained on-line in a tale on her Instagram account, prompting him to reply with a video at the website online.
“We stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re no Star Wars fan in my mind,” mentioned McGregor, who performs the identify persona within the sequence.
“She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. And it just sickened me to my stomach that this had been happening,” he added.
The franchise’s Twitter account additionally took intention at the ones attacking Ingram, a Black actress who performs a Jedi-hunting Inquisitor within the Disney+ sequence.
“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” it mentioned in a tweet that integrated a picture of Ingram with a purple lightsaber in hand.
“If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”
It isn’t the primary time that racism has been directed in opposition to a Star Wars actor of color.
Asian-American actress Kelly Marie Tran, who made her Star Wars debut in 2017’s The Last Jedi, was once hounded off social media via racist and sexist abuse.
British actor John Boyega has, in the meantime, criticised the remedy of non-white characters in the latest 3 Star Wars motion pictures, pronouncing they had been advertised as necessary components within the franchise however had been in the long run “pushed to the side.”