Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Moses Ingram denounces racist messages


Moses Ingram in “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. (Disney)

Obi Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram has opened up about the racist messages she has received from some star wars Fans.

Ingram, who plays the villainous Reva Sevander on the show, was also defended by the official Star Wars Twitter account.

The Tweeter said, “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the star wars family and can’t wait for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

They also spoke directly star wars fans: “There are over 20 million sentient species in the star wars galaxy, don’t choose to be racist.”

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 26: Moses Ingram attends the studio panel presentation at Star Wars Celebration for

Moses Ingram attends the Star Wars Celebration. (Getty Images for Disney)

Ingram also posted a host of racist messages she had received on Instagram. Uploading screenshots of the various posts containing numerous racial slurs, Ingram said: “There are hundreds of them. What bothers me is that there is this feeling that I should shut up and the take it or melt it down and bury it… but I’m not built like that.

Ingram isn’t the first actor of color to face abuse after joining the star wars franchise. Jean Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran victim of online harassment after the release of The Last Jedi in 2017.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: (LR)Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Ewan McGregor attend the

Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram and Ewan McGregor. (Wireframe)

The abuse caused Tran to quit social media and later Boyega speak out on how Disney watered down their character roles for the third movie in the sequel trilogy: “You get involved in projects and you’re not necessarily going to like everything.

“[But] what I would say to Disney is don’t bring out a black character, market them as much more important in the franchise than they are, and then push them aside. It’s not good. I will say it right away.

Ingram has previously discussed diversity in Star Wars, telling The Independent“‘Obi-Wan is going to bring the most diversity I think we’ve ever seen in the galaxy before. For me, it’s too late. If you have talking droids and aliens, but no people from color, it doesn’t make any sense.

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