September 26, 2023


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Ewan McGregor hits back at racist Star Wars fans

“You’re no Star Wars fan in my mind”: Actor Ewan McGregor has posted video clip message calling out 1 part of the franchise’s fanbase.

Ewan McGregor has strike back at Star Wars fans soon after his Obi-Wan Kenobi co-star Moses Ingram been given racist messages on the internet.

In a video clip posted to the formal Obi-Wan Kenobi Twitter account, the 51-yr-old actor voiced his guidance for Ingram and criticised lovers abusing her.

“It would seem that some of the fanbase from this influential fanbase have determined to assault Moses Ingram on the internet, and ship her the most horrendous, racist DMs,” he stated.

“And I heard some of them this early morning and it just broke my heart.”

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The star praised Ingram as “a amazing actor” and “a excellent lady,” calling her “absolutely amazing” in the collection.

“She brings so considerably to the collection, she delivers so substantially to the franchise, and it just sickened me to my belly to listen to that this experienced been taking place,” he ongoing.

“I just needed to say, as the top actor in the sequence, as the government producer on the sequence, that we stand with Moses.

“We really like Moses. And if you are sending her bullying messages, you are no Star Wars enthusiast in my thoughts. There is no put for racism in this world. And I thoroughly stand with Moses.”

Ingram, who plays villain Reva Sevander on the Disney+ sequence, unveiled she experienced been sent racist messages and comments on social media. She shared screenshots on her Instagram tales.

“There’s almost nothing any person can do about this,” the 29-calendar year-previous stated in a video clip.

“There’s practically nothing any one can do to halt this loathe.

“I query my objective in even currently being in this article in entrance of you stating that this is taking place. I really don’t definitely know.

“The factor that bothers me is this feeling inside of of myself, that no one particular has advised me, but this feeling that I have to shut up and just take it, that I have to grin and bear it. And I’m not created like that.

“So, I desired to come on and say thank you to the persons who exhibit up for me in the opinions and the spots that I’m not going to place myself. And to the relaxation of y’all, y’all unusual.”

The Star Wars franchise shared its assist for Ingram on Twitter.

“If anybody intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only a single factor to say: we resist,” the account tweeted.

“There are additional than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t select to be a racist.”