Ewan McGregor says anyone being racist is “no Star Wars fan”

Since Obi-Wan Kenobi’s release date, a segment of the Star Wars fanbase has once again proved they are the absolute worst thing about the franchise after actor Moses Ingram was racially abused on social media. Ewan McGregor has now released a video supporting Ingram, who is starring alongside him in the new TV series, and condemning the racists who have attacked her online.

Ingram, who plays Reva, one of the inquisitors who hunt Obi-Wan in the science fiction series, is an African-American actor. As we’ve seen in the past, some so-called fans don’t like the introduction of people of color to the Star Wars timeline. Actors like Ahmed Best, who voiced Jar-Jar Binks in the 2000s, and Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose in the Star Wars trilogy sequel, suffered similar abuse.

McGregor released a small video on June 1 to celebrate the fact that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series became the most watched premiere of any series launched on the Disney Plus streaming service to date. However, he ends his video with a scathing indictment of the people who attacked his fellow Obi-Wan Kenobi.

“It seems that some of the fandom have decided to hook Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrible, racist DMs,” McGregor said. “I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart.”

“Moses is a brilliant actor, she’s a brilliant woman and she’s absolutely fantastic on this show. She brings so much to this series and this franchise. It made me nauseous,” McGregor added.

“We stand with Moses. We love Moses. If you send her bullying messages, I don’t think you are a Star Wars fan. There is no place for racism in this world and I fully support Moses,” the actor concluded.

While it’s great to see McGregor speaking out against the horrific individuals who have targeted his co-star, the fact that something like this is happening is just disgusting. Star Wars is meant to be a symbol of hope and happiness, and these pathetic trolls don’t deserve to be a part of that legacy.

https://www.thedigitalfix.com/star-wars/ewan-mcgregor-says-anyone-being-racist-no-fan Ewan McGregor says anyone being racist is “no Star Wars fan”

Emma James

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