When Ewan McGregor stood up against racism: ‘No place for this in Star Wars’
Ewan McGregor, lead actor of the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, took a bold stand against racist messages targeting his co-star Moses Ingram. The Star Wars and Star Trek communities unite against this hate, proving that in the face of prejudice, fandoms unite for justice.
Ewan McGregor (Source: Hello)
The force was strong with Ewan McGregor when he spoke out against the wave of racist messages targeted at his co-star, Moses Ingram. Playing Sith Inquisitor Reva Sevander in the new Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ingram has become the unfortunate target of hate since the show's recent debut. Taking to Twitter, McGregor delivered a heartfelt message, "Moses is a brilliant actor, she’s a brilliant woman...I just want to say as the leading actor in the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses." He further stated that anyone sending her such bullying messages isn't a true Star Wars fan.
The galaxy's backlash
The news of this racial backlash came to light when Ingram revealed, through her Instagram Stories, the storm of hate-filled messages she received. She expressed her turmoil, "There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate." and her unease with the idea that she should remain silent. She took a moment to appreciate those who stood up for her against the trolls, emphasizing, "y'all weird" to the perpetrators. Quick to her defense, the official Star Wars Twitter account echoed the sentiment of unity and resistance against such racism, pointing out the diversity inherent in the Star Wars universe.
However, support for Ingram wasn't limited to the Star Wars universe. Crossing interstellar boundaries, the Star Trek community too showcased their solidarity. Anson Mount, lead actor of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, praised Ingram as a singular talent and denounced the racists for selectively omitting diverse talent. In a world where divisive forces attempt to tarnish the galaxies of fantasy, stars like McGregor and Mount shine brighter, proving that against the dark side of racism, unity and justice always prevail.
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