Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram reveals racist hate he receives online – National

star wars Actor Moses Ingram has shared a sample of the racist messages and comments she has received online since joining the cast of the Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi.

In a series of posts to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, Ingram – who plays new Inquisitor Reva Sevander – shared just a few of what she claims are hundreds of racist posts from star wars fans, some of which contain the N-word.

A post shared by Ingram read, “You suck, loser. You are a diversity rookie and you will not be liked or remembered for this acting role.

Still others were even less subtle in their blatant, overt racism.

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“There is nothing anyone can do about it. There is nothing anyone can do to stop this hatred,” she said in a video posted to Instagram.

She continued, saying that while she felt she should “smile and bear it” when it comes to online hate, she’s just “not built that way.”

“Thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and in the places where I’m not going to put myself,” she added. “And for the rest of you, you’re all weird.”

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On Tuesday, following Ingram’s post about the racist comments, the franchise posted a series of tweets welcoming her to the star wars cast while condemning fans who attack the actor online.

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“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” the franchise wrote. “There are over 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be racist.”

Ingram, however, is not the first star wars actor from receiving racist messages online.

Actors John Boyega (Finn) and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico) have also spoken publicly about the racist hate they received after their debuts in the star wars frankness – a hatred that persists.

Boyega told British GQ in 2020 that the racism he faced while casting Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 made him more militant.

“I am the only cast member who has had his own unique experience of this franchise based on his race. Let’s leave it that way,” he told GQ.

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“No one else in the cast had people saying they were going to boycott the movie because (they were in it). No one else got the uproar and the death threats sent to their Instagram DMs and to social media, saying, ‘Black this and black that and you shouldn’t be a Stormtrooper,” he continued. “No one else has had that experience. But yet, people are surprised that I am like that. It’s my frustration.

Tran, who first appeared in The Last Jeditold The Hollywood Reporter that the hate she received because of her race was so severe that it forced her to quit social media altogether and spend time in therapy.

The Disney+ series Obi Wan Kenobi released its first two episodes on Friday. The rest of the series will stream weekly on Disney+ on Wednesdays, until the finale on June 22.

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