Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor Says Racist Trolls Aren’t Real Star Wars Fans

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor Says Racist Trolls Aren’t Real Star Wars Fans

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor Says Racist Trolls Aren't Real Star Wars Fans

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Obi Wan Kenobi Star Ewan McGregor hit back at people targeting fellow Star Wars actor Moses Ingram with racial slurs on Wednesday, saying they are not real fans.


Ingram – who stars alongside McGregor in Obi Wan Kenobi — highlighted racist messages she had received online in a story on her Instagram account, prompting her to respond with a video on the site.

“We support Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending him bullying messages, you’re not a Star Wars fan in my mind,” said McGregor, who plays the titular character in the Star Wars series.

“She brings so much to the show, she brings so much to the franchise. And it hurt my stomach for that to happen,” McGregor added.

The Star Wars Twitter account also took aim at those attacking Ingram, a black actress who plays a Jedi hunter inquisitor in the Disney+ series, available on Disney+ Hotstar in India.

“We’re proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” he said in a tweet, which included an image of Ingram with a red lightsaber in his hand. hand.

“If anyone intends to make her feel unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

This isn’t the first time racism has been directed at a Star Wars actor of color.

Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran, who made her Star Wars debut in 2017’s The Last Jedi, has been driven off social media by racist and sexist abuse.

Black British actor John Boyega has meanwhile criticized the treatment of non-white characters in the last three Star Wars films, saying they were marketed as important parts of the franchise but were ultimately “put out of the game”. coast”.

New episodes of Obi Wan Kenobi airs Wednesdays on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.

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