A fierce corporate defense has done everything starwars and the cast of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi a Moses Ingramthe Afro-descendant actress who plays the exterminator of Jedis, Reva Sevander, after comments mainly on racist networks against her.
The Monday after the event starwars At this year’s Celebration, Ingram took to his personal Instagram account to share a selection of the “hundreds” of misogynistic and anti-black messages he’s received for portraying a fictional villain who does evil things. Ingram expressed that while she is grateful to fans who have the means to understand that actors are not the characters they play on television, she also admitted to feeling a certain amount of despondency “because there’s nothing anyone can do about it.” regard”.
“There is nothing anyone can do to stop this hate, so I wonder what my purpose is in even standing here in front of you saying this is happening,” Ingram said. “I think what bothers me is this kind of feeling that I’ve had within myself, that no one has told me, but this feeling of ‘I just have to shut up and take it,’ you know?”
The response from Star Wars corporately was immediate: “There are more than 20 million sentient species in the galaxy, do not choose to be racist.”
There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.
— starwars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
Ewan McGregor also defended his partner Moses Ingram with a video:
«It seems that some of the fans have decided to attack Moses Ingram on the internet and have decided to send him some of the most hateful and horrendous DMs imaginable., I was able to read some of them this morning and they broke my heart, “continues McGregor. “Moses is a brilliant actress, she’s a brilliant woman, and she’s really amazing on the show. She has contributed a lot to the production, to the saga, and she disgusts me to hear this kind of thing. As a producer and lead actor, I want to support Moses. We all love Moses. Y if you’re sending him harassing messages, you’re not a fan of starwars for me. There is no place for racism in this world. And I totally agree with Moses », she maintained.
A personal message from Ewan McGregor. pic.twitter.com/rJSDmj663K
— starwars (@starwars) June 1, 2022