Amid racist backlash, Star Wars stands with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Moses Ingram

to respond quickly The wave of racist backlash is too predictable from star wars ‘Fans’ frustrated by idea of ​​black people in space, Disney issues statement in support Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor Moses Ingram.

although Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s first two episodes only premiered last week, and that’s all it took star wars Ingram-obsessed character Rewa Sevander, one of the Galactic Empire’s Inquisitors, is charged with eliminating the galaxy’s Jedi Knights.on the following monday these years star wars Celebrations, Ingram shared on her personal Instagram account some of the “hundreds” of anti-Black, misogynistic messages she received depicting a fictional villain doing bad things. Ingram said that while she appreciates the ability to understand that actors are not fans of the characters they play on TV, she also admits to feeling a certain level of frustration “because there’s nothing anyone can do about it.”

“Nobody can stop this hatred, so I question what my purpose is, even in front of you saying this is happening,” Ingram said. “I think the thing that’s bothering me is that feeling inside of me — nobody told me — but it’s like, ‘I have to shut up and take it,’ you know?”

Hours after Ingram’s post, official star wars The Twitter account shared a message reiterating that Ingram’s character Rewa Sewand was largely part of the team, regardless of what any racist trolls had to say.

There are always many reasons – like racism – why those who are said to like genre fiction do star wars or This Percy Jackson novel Feel the need to show their butts like this.But the response to Ingram was at least partially Obi-Wan Kenobi itself.For a short time, Reva (also known as Sanmei) has become star wars franchise, Obi-Wansure, even though it’s her Work In order to kill the Jedi and put the fear of the Empire on its conquerors, her hunt for Obi-Wan is somewhat personal.

Rewa was not just a Sith allied with the dark side of the Force, but as one of the few Jedi who were recruited by the Imperium to destroy them as part of Order 66, the Imperium’s plan to destroy the Jedi for good. Reva has proven herself to be an effective Inquisitor, dedicated to her mission. But her past has been a point of contention among other Imperial villains, such as the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert’s friend) and Fifth Brother (Song Kang) – both of whom see Rewa’s wayward malevolence as a double-edged sword that could hurt the Empire’s cause. Bladed sword.

Many of the messages from Ingram seem to be about the unhinged Rewa that often appears in Obi-Wan – A character trait that is easily identifiable as an intentional part of the story the show is trying to tell.Unlike the Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother, both of whom take a more conservative approach to terrorizing civilians, Rewa reaches frantic levels of violence faster, and Obi-Wan It was repeatedly emphasized how Reva’s temper would lead to her downfall.

The fifth brother asked the third sister to step down.
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Apparently, Telegram’s narrative intent was never enough to keep racism alive star wars Trolls start talking nonsense from a fixed mouth.john boyega meets famous Years of persistent racist hostility After he played Finn, Kelly Marie Tran too After she joined the franchise as Rose Tico Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

Ultimately, both Boyega and Tran are forced to star wars The spotlight deals with a franchise that isn’t worthy of their development.Although it looks like Ingram may end up suffering the same fate Obi-Wan Moving on, the actor completed her Instagram video to let everyone know she had no intention of sneaking into the night.

“I didn’t build that way, so I really just wanted to stand up and thank the people who showed up in the comments and where I’m going to put myself now,” Ingram said. “To the rest of you: you’re all weird.”