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‘You’re Not a Star Wars Fan’: Obi-Wan Star Ewan McGregor Ends Online Racism Against Moses Ingram

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Obi-Wan Kenobi became the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere of all time, with the streamer’s viewership tripling in hours

The ‘Star Wars’ franchise contained no racial slurs and online bullying was limited to actor Moses Ingram. The actress received a spate of hateful messages and comments on social media following her franchise debut as Reva in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The “Star Wars” franchise is no stranger to such unsavory occurrences when it comes to an actor, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran have met the same fate. However, the franchise sides with his talent and maintains no BS.

The franchise tweeted, “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and look forward to unfolding Reva’s story. If anyone intends to make her feel unwelcome, all we have to say is that we resist.” The thread replied, “There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.” The ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ actress shared many examples of hateful/racist comments and messages on her Instagram Stories.


Ewan McGregor criticizes racists and supports Moses Ingram

In her story addressing the issue, she said, “There’s nothing anyone can do about it. There is nothing anyone can do to stop this hate. What bothers me is … this feeling, I just have to shut up and take it, I just have to grin and take it. And I’m not built like that. Thanks to the people who show up for me in the comments and in the places I won’t put myself. And to the rest of you, you’re all weird.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the centerpiece of the franchise, shared his own strong feelings about his incident. The franchise uploaded a video of the actor saying, “This weekend ‘Star Wars’ fans made ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ the most watched Disney+ original series premiere of all time and I want to give my heartfelt thanks for that shows only.” what this family can achieve if we all pull together.” This is a major achievement for the franchise as viewership of titles on Disney+ has also tripled in hours.

After congratulating the fans, Ewan addressed the elephant in the room directly. He continued, “However, it seems that part of the fandom has decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrible, racist [direct messages]. I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart. Moses is a brilliant actor. She is a brilliant woman. And she is absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. And it just sickened my stomach that this had happened. “

The actor set the record straight and discredited any fan who would engage in racist behavior. He continued, “I just want to say, as a lead actor on the show, as an executive producer on the show, we stand by Moses. We love Moses. And if you send her bullying messages, I don’t think you’re a Star Wars fan. There is no place for racism in this world. And I fully support Moses.”

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