Ewan McGregor Has A Message For Toxic Fans Following Premiere Of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
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Ewan McGregor has release a message to anyone sending racist messages to his co-star Moses Ingram.
McGregor, who stars alongside Ingram in the new Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, addressed fans in a video shared on the franchise’s official Twitter page, telling the account’s 5.8 million followers.
McGregor’s message came two days after Ingram revealed on social media on Monday (30 May) that she’d been inundated with vile messages since Obi-Wan Kenobi aired on 27 May.
McGregor swiftly spoke out against the anti-Black, misogynist messages aimed at Ingram and could be seen sitting in a car as he addressed fans.
He said in full: “This weekend, Star Wars fans made Obi-Wan Kenobi the most-watched Disney Plus series premiere of all time and for that, I would say a big thank you. It just goes to show what this family can do when we all pull together.
“However, it seems that some of the fanbase, this influential fanbase, have decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most racist horrendous DMs. I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart.”
He went on: “Moses is a brilliant actor, a brilliant woman, and she’s absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series. She brings so much to the franchise and it sickened me to my stomach to hear that this had been happening. I just want to say as the leading actor on the series, as an executive producer on the series, we stand with Moses.”
The actor concluded: “We love Moses and if you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re no Star Wars fan in my mind. There’s no place for racism in this world. I totally stand with Moses.”
Revealing just a snippet of the abuse she’d received since debuting her character Reva Sevander, one of the Galactic Empire’s inquisitors, last month, Ingram said: “There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate, and so I question what my purpose is in even being here in front of you saying that this is happening.”
We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist. pic.twitter.com/lZW0yvseBk— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
She went on: “I think the thing that bothers me is that like sort of this feeling that I’ve had inside of myself — which no one has told me — but this feeling of like ‘I’ve just got to shut up and take it', you know?”
Star Wars’ official Twitter account also shared a message addressing fans’ racism, tweeting: "We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva's story to unfold.
"If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.
"There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don't choose to be a racist."
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact Stop Hate UK by visiting their website www.stophateuk.org
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