Moses Ingram, a recent Disney+ series actor, has been subjected to a barrage of hate and anger, and fans have been split at the disparity in treatment of two Star Wars actors.
Some Star Wars fans perceive parallels between Moses Ingram, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Gina Carano, who was fired from The Mandalorian in 2021.
What Exactly Happened?
Ingram, who portrays Inquisitor Reva (also known as the Third Sister) on Obi-Wan Kenobi, recently stated that she got racist and nasty letters after her Star Wars debut. Disney was quick to condemn the attacks and declare its support for Ingram in public.
We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist. pic.twitter.com/lZW0yvseBk
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
When Carano began promoting right-wing conspiracy theories and anti-woke messages on Twitter in 2020, she drew the attention of Star Wars fans, and Disney fired her shortly after. Around the same time, Carano got a storm of abusive remarks on social media. Supporters of Carano are already speaking out, chastising Disney for what they regard as hypocritical handling of Ingram’s case compared to Carano’s.
Other fans scoffed at the notion that Ingram’s situation is comparable to Carano’s. Many have likened Disney’s removal of Carano as a result of incendiary social media posts to the company’s protection of Ingram as a result of racial slurs.
Gina Carano was fired because of her actions.
Moses Ingram is being harassed because she exists.
These are not comparable.
— Ant 💀 Waiting for Halloween (@AGramuglia) June 1, 2022
People are really trying to compare Moses Ingram getting harassed by racist fans to Gina Carano getting ridiculed for making dumbass Holocaust comparisons and mocking people for including their pronouns in profiles? This is why Star Wars fans get clowned all the time. 🤦🏾♂️
— Jam! 🏳️🌈✌🏾(23-24⚾️) (@faderunner1984) June 2, 2022
I see y’all hatin’/harassing Moses Ingram & Kelly Marie Tran while supporting Gina Carano.
Fuck #StarWars fans.
Racist pieces of shit. pic.twitter.com/PL5rrjXRjz
— Jimmy Folino #WhoDey 🐅- BLM, StopAsianHate 🏳️🌈 (@MrNiceGuy513) June 2, 2022
On the left is Moses Ingram who's been viciously attacked by racist Star Wars fans simply for being apart of #StarWars. On the right is Gina Carano who spread COVID conspiracies & trivializing the Holocaust. Ingram is being defended because she isn't a terrible person. pic.twitter.com/G23GlxfZga
— Blerd Without Fear!™: Sorcerer Supreme of Memphis (@BlerdMinusFear) June 1, 2022
If you are upset that Disney is defending Moses Ingram for recieving hate mail, but didn't defend Gina Carano when she did, then I'm afraid you are missing the point and are probably racist as well.
— Peter Rivera 🇵🇷 (@DonPeterRivera) June 3, 2022
Star Wars – #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter numerous times
In Seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian, Carano initially emerged in the Star Wars world as the mercenary Cara Dune. In response to her contentious statements, the hashtag #FireGinaCarano trended on Twitter numerous times between late 2020 and early 2021. Some admirers thought she was mocking nonbinary people when she modified her Twitter profile to include “beep/bop/boop” next to her name. Carano went on to compare the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust to being a Republican in current America in a later tweet. Carano also tweeted anti-vax and anti-mask messages on a frequent basis, as well as supporting the erroneous claim that voter fraud happened in the 2020 US election. Lucasfilm issued an official statement in February 2021 confirming Carano’s departure from the corporation.
New episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi stream Wednesdays on Disney+.