This black actress, who embodies one of the new antagonists of Star Wars, has been the target of racist comments. Supported by Ewan McGregor, she responds to her detractors.
Black comedian Moses Ingram, who plays the villainous Reva Sevander in the miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, has been a victim of racism on social networks for several days. The actress relayed in her stories on Instagram the hateful messages received since the start of the broadcast of the program on Disney +. In the process, the official account of Star Wars came to his defense on Tuesday on Twitter.
“There are over 20 million species in the galaxy of Star Warsdon’t be racist,” read a post from the account. “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to our family. Star Wars and we can’t wait to see how Reva’s story unfolds. We have only one thing to say to those who do not welcome him with open arms: we are resisting.”
“What just happened makes me sick”
“There’s nothing we can do about it,” Moses Ingram said in a series of videos posted on Instagram. “We can’t prevent this hatred. What bothers me is that I can’t answer, I have to shut up and accept this. And I’m not like that. So I wanted to thank those who had defended in the comments where I do not want to expose myself.”
Ewan McGregor, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi, also denounced the racism suffered by his co-star. “What just happened makes me sick. I want to say that as a star and as an executive producer of the series, I support Moses. We love Moses. And if you send racist messages to him, you don’t you’re not a fan of Star Wars for me. There is no place for racism in the world.”
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