"Star Wars" Defends Moses Ingram Against Its Own Fanbase: "Don't Be Racist"
These Star Wars projects have caused havoc within the iconic franchise’s fanbase and with each new addition, the racists have come out to play. While Black faces aren’t new to Star Wars or its subsequent series that have unfolded in the decades since its inception, its global fanbase has struggled to accept new characters, especially those of Color. John Boyega spoke at length about his experience, often using his social media platforms to go at it with Star Wars fans who took issue with his casting.
More recently, actress Moses Ingram, star of Disney’s new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, detailed the ongoing hate and racist messages she continues to receive. “Long story short, there are hundreds of those. Hundreds,” she said while showing off the hateful messages. It was so bad that even Ewan McGregor spoke up in her defense.
“And I also…