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Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘You’re No Star Wars Fan’: Ewan McGregor Condemns Racist Trolling of Co-Star Moses Ingram

Ewan McGregor has hit out at the “horrible, racist” messages he sent to his Star Wars co-star Moses Ingram.

The actor released a video message on Tuesday night strongly condemning the abuse, saying anyone sending a racist message is “no Star Wars fan in my mind”.

The pair co-star in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, where Ingram plays the third sister, Reva Savander.

In the message, which was shared on the official Star Wars Twitter account, McGregor said: “It seems that some fan base has decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send him the most horrifying, racist ever. [direct messages],

“I heard some of them this morning, and it broke my heart.

“Moses is a fantastic actor. She’s a wonderful woman. And she’s absolutely amazing in this series.

“She brings a lot to the series, she brings a lot to the franchise. And it just made me sick to my stomach that this was happening,” he continued.

“I want to say that we stand with Moses, as the lead actor on the series, as the executive producer on the series.

“We love Moses. And if you’re sending him bullying messages, you’re not a Star Wars fan, to my mind.

“There is no place for racism in this world. And I totally stand with Moses.”

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It comes after Ingram opened up about “hundreds” of racist messages he’s received since starring on the show.

On Tuesday, she took to Instagram to show some examples of the racist abuse she is facing.


Ewan McGregor reprises his role as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney+’s spin-off series that drops today. Image: Disney+

He said: “Nobody can do anything about it.

Nothing can be done to stop this hatred. I question my purpose here by saying before you that this is happening. I really don’t know. ,

“The thing that bothers me is the feeling inside me, that no one has told me, but the feeling that I have to shut up and take it, I have to smile and bear it.

“And I’m not made like that. So, I wanted to come and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and in places I’m not going to put myself. And for the rest, you It’s all weird.”

Meanwhile, Star Wars also strongly condemned the racist abuse, tweeting to its 5.8 million followers: “There are over 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, choose not to be racist.”

He continued: “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and are excited to bring Reva’s story forward. If anyone wants to make her feel unloved in any way, we have something to say. For there is only one thing: we protest.

Other actors have also opened up about the racist abuse they’ve received since being cast in the sequel trilogy.

Kelly Marie Tran, the first woman of color to play a major role in the franchise, revealed that she had been sent a barrage of sexist and racist abuse since appearing as Rose Tico in The Last Jedi.

And John Boyega, who plays Finn, also opened up about his own experience with racist fans after starring in the film.

The Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has become the channel’s most-watched premiere for an original series since its release.

© Evening Standard

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