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‘Star Wars’ franchise slam racist comments thrown at star Moses Ingram

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The ‘Star Wars’ franchise dissented from racist and negative comments directed at actor Moses Ingram after she shared her experience on social media.

The Star Wars Twitter account responded to critics by saying that they were very proud of Ingram’s debut in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” as Reva.

“If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

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The tweet went, “There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.”

Hundreds of derogatory terms were thrown at her by social media citizens, and Ingram posted multiple examples of it on her account. In an Instagram story, the Star Wars actor said, “There’s nothing anybody can do about this. There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate.”

“The thing that bothers me is … this feeling of like, I just gotta shut up and take it, I just have to grin and bear it. And I’m not built like that,” she went on. “Thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and in the places that I’m not going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all, y’all weird.”

Ingram is not the first who receive such hate on social media. Co-actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran also became targets of racism after they starred in Star Wars movies, just as Ingram did.

Tran is one of the first women of color to be cast in a major role within the Star Wars franchise. Following her appearance during 2017’s “The Last Jedi,” Tran received harassing messages from fans who were unhappy about her role. She discussed the details in an op-ed for New York Times.

Tran was devastated by the harassment that the actor had to get off social media and spend time in therapy.

In 2014 following the actor’s appearance in the Star Wars film, “The Force Awakens,” Boyega was also thrown racist and prejudiced remarks.

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