Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor Says Racist Trolls Are Not Real Star Wars Fans - world cultures

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor Says Racist Trolls Are Not Real Star Wars Fans


Obi-Wan Kenobi Superstar Ewan McGregor on Wednesday responded to people who targeted fellow Star Wars co-star Moses Ingram with racial abuse, saying they weren’t real fans.

Ingram – who plays alongside McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi – She highlighted racist messages she received online in a story on her Instagram account, which prompted him to respond with a video on the site.

“We stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re not a Star Wars fan in my mind,” said McGregor, who plays the main character in the Star Wars series.

MacGregor added, “It brings so much to the series, it brings so much to the franchise. And it made me sick because this was happening.”

The Star Wars Twitter account also targeted those who attacked Ingram, the black actress who plays the Jedi-Hunting Inquisitor in the Disney+ series, available on Disney+ Hotstar in India.

“We are proud to welcome Musa Ingram into the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to be revealed,” reads a tweet that included a photo of Ingram with a red lightsaber in hand.

“If anyone wants to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

This isn’t the first time racism has been directed against an actor of color in Star Wars.

Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran, who made her debut in the 2017 Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, has been stalked from social media for racial and sexual abuse.

Meanwhile, black British actor John Boyega has criticized the treatment of non-white characters in the latest three Star Wars films, saying they were marketed as important elements of the franchise but were eventually “pushed to the side.”

New episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi Wednesday is live on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.


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