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The ‘Star Wars’ franchise was not pleased with the negative comments directed at actor Moses Ingram, and they responded by saying that people should take their racism nowhere. The hundreds of messages which came through on social media were enough for them to express their dissatisfaction with the issue.
The Star Wars Twitter account educated critics and said they are very ‘proud’ to welcome Ingram to their main cast as she made her debut in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” as Reva.
“If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”
“There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist,” the Star Wars franchise further tweeted.
“The thing that bothers me is … this feeling of like, I just gotta shut up and take it, I just have to grin and bear it. And I’m not built like that,” she expressed. “Thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and in the places that I’m not going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all, y’all weird.”
Ingram is not the first who receive such hate on social media. Co-actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran also became targets of racism after they starred in Star Wars movies, just as Ingram did.
Tran is the first woman of color to snatch a major role in the Star Wars franchise. Following her appearance in “The Last Jedi” last 2017, the actress wrote to the New York Times about the harassment she got from people.
The comments she received have led her to spend some time in therapy sessions and to quit social media.
Boyega was also met with the same comments after the actor starred in the Star Wars 2014 movie “The Force Awakens.”
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