Star Wars Supports Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Moses Ingram Amid Racist Backlash

In response to a quick and an all-too-predictable wave of racist backlash of Star Wars “Fans” Appalled At The Idea Of Black People Existing In Space, Disney Has Issued A Statement Of Support Obi Wan Kenobi actor Moses Ingram.

Though Obi Wan KenobiThe first two episodes of ‘s premiered last week, that was all the time it took to Star Wars obsessively fixated on Ingram’s character, Reva Sevander, one of the inquisitors of the Galactic Empire tasked with exterminating the Jedi from the galaxy. the following monday this years Star Wars celebration eventIngram took to his personal Instagram account to share a selection of the “hundreds” of misogynistic anti-black messages he received for playing a fictional villain who does evil things. Ingram expressed that while she is grateful to fans who have the means to understand that actors are not the characters they play on television, she also admitted to feeling a degree of despondency “because nobody can do anything about it.”

“No one can do anything to stop this hate, so I wonder what my purpose is in standing here in front of you saying this is happening,” Ingram said. “I think what bothers me is a kind of feeling that I’ve had inside of me, that no one has told me, but this feeling of ‘I have to shut up and accept it.’ you know?”

Hours after Ingram’s post, the official Star Wars The Twitter account shared a message reaffirming that Ingram’s character, Reva Sevander, is a very important part of the franchise, regardless of what racist trolls say.

There are always a number of reasons, such as racism, why people who supposedly love genre fiction like it. Star Wars either the percy jackson novels they feel compelled to show their asses in this way. But the response to Ingram feels, at least in part, inspired by the text of Obi Wan Kenobi itself. In the short time that Reva (also known as the third sister) has been part of Star Wars franchise, obi wanhas established that, while she is worked to kill Jedi and put the fear of the Empire in their subjugators, his quest for Obi-Wan is personal.

Rather than simply being a Sith aligned with the dark side of the Force, Reva is portrayed as one of the few living Jedi recruited by the Empire to eradicate their kind as part of Order 66, the Empire’s plan to end the Empire. with the Jedi permanently. Reva has proven to be an effective Inquisitor committed to his mission. But her past has been a major point of contention for other Empire villains like the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) and the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang), who see Reva’s headstrong cruelty as a double-edged sword that could harm the cause. Empire. .

Many of the messages being thrown at Ingram seem to be at odds with Reva’s unhinged appearance in obi wan — a character trait that is easy to recognize as an intentional part of the story the show is trying to tell. Unlike the Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother, who take more secretive approaches to terrorizing civilians, Reva is much quicker to reach a level of violence bordering on insanity, and obi wan has repeatedly emphasized how Reva’s temper will likely lead to her downfall.

The Fifth Brother telling the Third Sister to leave.
Image: Disney Plus / Lucasfilm

Clearly, telegraphed narrative intent has never been enough to sustain racism. Star Wars trolls to fix their mouths to say nonsense. John Boyega was known with years of continued racist hostility in the wake of his casting as Finn, just like Kelly Marie Tran after joining the franchise as Rose Tico in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.

Ultimately, both Boyega and Tran were forced to spend too much time in the Star Wars spotlight on the stalled development of a franchise that didn’t deserve them. While it sounds like Ingram could end up suffering the same fate as obi wan continues, the actress ended her Instagram video by letting everyone know that she has no intention of going quietly into the night.

“I don’t have that constitution, so I really just wanted to come out and thank the people who have supported me in the comments and the places that I’m going to put myself in now,” Ingram said. “And to the rest of you: all of you weirdos.”

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