Star Wars franchise came up to the aid of Ingram Moses who plays the role of Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi when she was targetted on social media. As the episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered, a few fans bombarded Ingram with hateful comments. Recently, Ewan McGregor also posted a video in support of Ingram after she was targeted by Star Wars fans. Moses Ingram posted some of the comments that she received and later the official Star Wars social media accounts followed up with a strong show of backing.
Ewan McGregor’s personal message video
A personal message from Ewan McGregor. pic.twitter.com/rJSDmj663K— Star Wars (@starwars) June 1, 2022
In the video, McGregor thanked the fans for making Obi-Wan Kenobi the most Disney+ series and later expressed his feelings for Ingram. He recorded a personal message from his car which was shared on the official Star Wars Twitter handle. McGregor expressed his sorrows and said its just broke my heart. “This weekend, Star Wars fans made Obi-Wan Kenobi the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere of all time. And for that, I would say a big thank you, and it goes to show what this family can do when we all pull together. However, it seems that some of the influential fanbases have decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most hateful, horrendous DMs, and I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi supports to Jedi Reva
While supporting Ingram, Ewan McGregor adds, “Moses is a brilliant actor. She is a brilliant woman and she is absolutely amazing in the series. She brings so much to the series and the franchise. And it just sickened me to my stomach to hear that this had been happening. I just want to say as the leading actor in the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending her bullying messages you’re no Star Wars fan in my mind. There’s no place for racism in this world. And I totally stand with Moses.”
Other Star Wars actors victim of racial hatred
Earlier, Star Wars actors like John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran also received backlash for their castings in the recent Star Wars trilogy of movies. However, this time Disney and fellow actors are speaking out to discredit the racism that Ingram is getting.