The Tragedy of Macbeth star Moses Ingram was recently targeted with racial comments by star wars fans after she joined the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi. She has received countless hateful messages on social media after she appeared in the new star wars spin-off series. Moses plays Jedi Hunter Riva who actively tracks down Ewan Mcgregor’s character obi-wan in the series.
Ingram received backlash for playing Reva
Moses Ingram plays a force-sensitive and serves the Galactic Empire as a member of the Inquisitorius. Riva’s mission is crystal clear, to find and capture the Jedi Master Obi-Wan. So far, Ingram has appeared in only two episodes and the actor has received a ton of vitriol from toxic fans online. Ingram herself posted a few screenshots from her Instagram account of some of the racist backlash from starwars fans.
Star Wars posted in support for Ingram Moses
After Ingram took the issue to her Instagram stories where she received hundreds of anti-Black, misogynist messages for portraying a fictional villain who does evil things. The official star wars account responded to the racist harassment by saying “There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.” The caption of the post said, “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.”
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
Obi-Wan Kenobi became the most-watched Disney+ series
Recently, the Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi has become the most-watched Disney+ series. While thanking the fans Ewan McGregor supported Moses Ingram regarding the hateful comments that she is getting.
A personal message from Ewan McGregor. pic.twitter.com/rJSDmj663K— Star Wars (@starwars) June 1, 2022
Star Wars previous racial controversy
In the past, Lucasfilm actually got in front of the anticipated racism to her casting following similar harassment towards John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran. During her live session, Ingram said, “I’m not built like that, so I really just wanted to come on and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and the places that I’m now going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all: y’all weird.”