Ewan McGregor, who plays the main character in the Disney + series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, brought down a series of racist comments against his star colleague Moses Ingram.
Ingram plays Reva in the Star Wars series, which debuted late last month. She told the story on Instagram that since the series ’debut, she has been subjected to angry comments on social media, some of which have included racist insults..
Many people in the Star Wars community came to her defense, including McGregor, who referred to reports received by Ingram as “Monstrous (and racist).”
“I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “Moses is a brilliant actor, she’s a genius woman, and she’s absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise, and I just got hurt from hearing it happen. ”
McGregor went on to say that he and the other participants were “standing with Moses.”
“We love Moses. And if you make fun of her, then, in my opinion, you are not a fan of Star Wars, – said the actor. “There is no place for racism in this world.”
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Ingrem’s acting credits are limitedbut she used them to the maximum. She appeared in four episodes of the Netflix series “The Gambit Queen” as Jolene, the orphan of the main character Beth Harman. Ingram also played Lady McDuff in the three-time Oscar-winning film The Tragedy of Macbeth.
Kumail Nanjianiwho is also a newcomer to the Star Wars universe, said: “Mais Ingram is a phenomenal man and actor, and I’m thrilled with the decades of amazing work that lies ahead.”
The official Star Wars Twitter account was several reports condemning racism against Ingram. One of them says that “we resist” any comments that make her feel unwanted.
“There are more than 20 million intelligent species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be racist,” the official account said.
Ingram first spoke in detail about the comments she received in history on Instagramsaying, “No one can do anything about it.”
“I’m worried about this feeling inside me that no one has told me about, but it’s a feeling that I have to shut up and accept it, that I have to smile and endure,” Ingram said. “And I’m not that built. So I wanted to come up and say thank you to the people who appear to me in the comments and places that I’m not going to put. And for the rest you are amazing.
It is not the first time that fans have made racist comments against colored people in the Star Wars universe. Kelly Marie Tran, an Asian American who starred in the latest Star Wars movies, was forced to delete posts on her social media after it was overwhelmed by racist and sexist comments.
John Bayega, a black actor and one of the protagonists of the sequel trilogy, received a negative reaction litany over his casting in “The Force Awakens” because of his race.
“No one else in the cast said they were going to boycott the film because (they were in it),” Bayega said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2020. saying, “It’s black and it’s black, and you don’t have to be an attacker.” No one else has had such an experience. But still people are amazed that I am. That’s my disappointment. “