'You’re no Star Wars fan': Obi-wan star Ewan McGregor slams sick racist barrage at Moses Ingram
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' became the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere of all times, streamer's title viewership triple in hours watched
The 'Star Wars' franchise did not entertain any racial slurs and online bullying narrowed in on the actor Moses Ingram. The actress received a bunch of hateful messages and comments on social media after her debut in the franchise as Reva in the Disney+ series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' The 'Star Wars' franchise is no stranger to such distasteful events when it comes to an actor, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran have suffered the same fate. However, the franchise is siding with its talent and not entertaining any BS.
The franchise tweeted, "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." Replying in the thread it said, "There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist." 'The Queen's Gambit' actress shared many examples of hateful/racist comments and messages on her Instagram stories.
In her story, addressing the issue, she said, "There's nothing anybody can do about this. There's nothing anybody can do to stop this hate. 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. 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."
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
Ewan McGregor slams racists, supports Moses Ingram
The very heart of the franchise, Obi-Wan Kenobi himself shared his strict feelings about his incident. The franchise uploaded a video of the actor saying, "This weekend 'Star Wars' fans made 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere of all times, and for that, I would say a big thank you. It just goes to show what this family could do when we all pull together." This is a big feat that the franchise has achieved as their title viewership on Disney+ also tripled in hours watched.
Ewan, after congratulating the fans, addressed the elephant in the room straight-up. He continued, "However, seems that some of the fan base has decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrendous, racist [direct messages]. I heard some of them this morning, and it just broke my heart. Moses is a brilliant actor. She is a brilliant woman. And she is absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. And it just sickened me to my stomach that this had been happening. "
A personal message from Ewan McGregor. pic.twitter.com/rJSDmj663K— Star Wars (@starwars) June 1, 2022
The actor set the record straight and discredited every fan who would act racist. He continued, “I just want to say, as the lead 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.”