Star Wars co-star Moses Ingram after racist comments

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The Star Wars movie series, cast members and fans have all come out in support of actor Moses Ingram, who says her character in the new “Obi-Wan Kenobi” franchise has been hit with a wave of racist abuse online.

When Ingram first appeared as Reva Sevander — one of Darth Vader’s inquisitors tasked with hunting down the Jedi — During Friday’s much-anticipated Disney Plus show, the star took to Instagram to describe a flood of threats and racist messages. Some say her “days are numbered”. Another called her “diversity hiring.” Other messages use n words.

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Ewan McGregor became the latest co-star to show his support, saying he was “disgusted” by how Ingram was being treated and slamming the messages as “horrible”. He called Ingram – who also starred in “The Queen’s Tactics”, One of Netflix’s most-watched shows of all time – “Outstanding Actor”.

“I just want to say that as the lead actor of the series, and as the executive producer of the series, we stand with Moses,” he said in a video posted to his Star Wars Twitter account, which received more than 100 views More than 5 million times.

“We love Moses, and if you send her a bullying message, you’re not a Star Wars fan in my opinion,” he said.

McGregor’s support comes after the Star Wars franchise addressed those who harassed the star. “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family,” the series tweeted on Tuesday, adding that the producers are “excited about the unfolding of Reva’s story.”

“If someone is going to make her feel unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we boycott,” Tweet reading.

Ingram described the abuse on her Instagram Story last week, saying she felt “no one can do anything to stop this hate” and that the comments were fueling self-doubt. She said in the video: “I even question my purpose of saying this is happening in front of you.

“I think the thing that’s bothering me is this feeling inside of me — nobody told me — but this feeling that I have to shut up and accept it. I just have to smile and live with it. And I’m not built that way,” Ingram said while thanking her fans for supporting her.

On social media, many people use hashtags #WeLoveYouMosesIngram Share their admiration for the 29-year-old, who they call “talented” and “An icon.”

Star Wars, which has long grappled with issues of race and gender, has pledged to increase the diversity of its cast amid backlash.

In recent years, black British actors John Boyega and Thandeway Newton and Kenyan-Mexico actor Lupita Nyong’o have all entered the world of Star Wars.Kelly Marie Tran, who became the first Asian American actress to play a major role in ‘Star Wars’, says she has also been targeted by trolls on social media and deleted in 2018 deleted all her Instagram posts – leading to speculation about the abuse she faced online is a catalyst.

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Speaking about the move in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Chen said She believes the internet is “not good for my mental health”. I will obviously leave this. ‘”

And Boyega, who Tell GQ Magazine He faced death threats while playing former stormtrooper Finn, gave a passionate speech In front of thousands at a massive Black Lives Matter protest in London’s Hyde Park in 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

“I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race is meaningless,” the actor said before telling the crowd around him, “I don’t know if I’ll have a career after this.”