“Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Ewan McGregor slammed social media customers who despatched his co-star Moses Ingram a whole bunch of racist messages — calling them faux “Star Wars” followers.
“I simply wished to say because the main actor within the sequence, as the chief producer on the sequence, that we stand with Moses; we love Moses,” McGregor stated in a video statement posted by the official “Star Wars” Twitter account Tuesday night time.
“And in the event you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re no ‘Star Wars’ fan in my thoughts. There’s no place for racism on this world and I completely stand with Moses,” he stated.
Ingram revealed on Monday that she obtained “a whole bunch” of racist messages for the reason that Disney Plus sequence debuted on Could 27.
The 29-year-old actress, who performs a Jedi hunter Inquisitor named Reva, shared a number of the messages to her Instagram stories. They embody the usage of the n-word, potential threats like “your days are numbered” and claims that she was a “variety rent”.
“There’s nothing anyone can do about this. There’s nothing anyone can do to cease this hate,” Ingram stated in a video on her Instagram story.
McGregor stated his co-star shared a number of the assaults she was despatched with him, calling them “essentially the most horrendous, racist DMs.”
“I heard a few of them this morning and it simply broke my coronary heart,” McGregor stated.
He made positive to let followers know of Ingram’s worth to the brand new sequence.
“Moses is a superb actor, she’s an excellent lady and she or he’s completely superb on this sequence,” he stated. “She brings a lot to the sequence, she brings a lot to the franchise and it simply sickened me to my abdomen to listen to that this had been taking place.”
McGregor’s video message adopted earlier tweets from the official “Star Wars” account defending Ingram.
“We’re proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars household and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anybody intends to make her really feel in any manner unwelcome, we have now just one factor to say: we resist,” they wrote in a rare statement.
“There are greater than 20 million sentient species within the Star Wars galaxy, don’t select to be a racist.”
Followers have been shocked Ingram obtained a lot hate.
“Why is she getting any hate in any respect?? She’s superb,” a fan named Courtney Osborn tweeted.
This isn’t the primary time actors within the “Star Wars” franchise have confronted racism from hostile followers.
Kelly Marie Tran, 33, obtained backlash on-line for her function as Rose Tico in “The Final Jedi,” and John Boyega, 30, additionally skilled racism after being solid as Finn within the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.