Star Wars defends actress Moses Ingram

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s new Star Wars series barely premiered when a small part of the fandom went to the dark side when actor Moses Ingram posted racist and threatening messages on Instagram.

“There are hundreds, hundreds of them,” he said. “There’s nothing that anyone can do to stop this hatred. And so I’m questioning what my goal is to be in front of you saying that this is happening.”

The toxic reaction is neither new nor exclusive to Star Wars. Mostly a minority voice of anonymous trolls tends to play colored actors. Jamie Broadnax created the Black Girl Nerds fan site.

“I was disappointed,” he said. “I was sad with him. I was angry and angry with the fandom.”

Star Wars responded with a tweet: “There are more than 20 million sensitive species in the Star Wars Galaxy. Don’t choose to be racist.”

Star Obi-Wan Kenobi and executive producer Ewan McGregor defended his star.

“Having this happening has made my stomach sick,” he said. “We’re with Moses. We love Moses. And if you send messages of his persecution, you’re not a Star Wars fan in my head.”

Some fans were happy to see Star Wars defend Ingram, but others would have liked to have done more when actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran received the same treatment when they made their Star Wars debuts. Trolls left Tran out of social media.

“I think what bothers me is that feeling that I just have to shut up and take. I have to smile and endure. And I’m not built that way,” Ingram said.

Broadnax says the number of positive fans will eventually outweigh the bad ones.

“This is going to be one thing. Star Wars, Disney Universe will have more inclusion in its movies and shows,” Broadnax said. “There are some great fandoms that really promote people of color, who encourage women to have a safe place to be.”

Although the trolls will not be defeated soon, fans have also said they are not going anywhere.

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