Ewan McGregor blasts ‘racist’ attacks on co-star ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

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Ewan McGregor on Tuesday defended his “Obi-Wan Kenobi” co-star Moses Ingram against “terrible” racist attacks. Above, McGregor and Ingram are pictured together during a press event in London on May 12, 2022.
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war of stars The series’ lead actor and executive producer Ewan McGregor has denounced those involved in “racist” attacks on him Obi Wan Kenobi co-star Moses Ingram.

in one Video marked as “a personal message from Ewan McGregor” and passed to the officer war of stars On his Twitter account Tuesday night, McGregor celebrated that the miniseries recently became “the most-watched original Disney+ premiere of all time,” before shifting the focus to the “terrible” vitriol aimed at Ingram, who is black.

“It seems that some of the fandom… decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrific, racist DMs,” McGregor said in the video. “I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart. Moses is a brilliant actor, she is a brilliant woman and she is absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the show, she brings so much to the franchise.”

“It just made me sick to hear that this happened,” he continued. “I just want to say — as a lead actor on the show, as an executive producer on the show — that we stand by Moses. We love Moses and if you send her bullying messages you are no war of stars fan in my head There is no place for racism in this world and I fully support Moses.”

In the series, Ingram stars alongside McGregor as Reva Sevander, an “Inquisitor” who dies 10 years after the events unfolding in war of stars Prequel film trilogy.

Ingram on Monday shared several racist and threatening messages that had been sent to her on Instagram, including comments accusing her of being a “diversity job” and a warning that her “days are numbered”.

“Long story short, there are hundreds of them, hundreds,” Ingram said in a video that accompanied the news. “I also see those of you guys out there that put a cape on for me and that really means the world to me because there’s nothing anyone can do about it.”

Shortly after Ingram shared the offensive messages, there was a show of support for her Posted to the officer war of stars social media accounts, reminding fans that “there are more than 20 million sentient species in the world war of stars Galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.”

“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the war of stars Family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” the message read. “If someone intends to make her feel unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

Similar racist attacks have previously been reported by war of stars Continuing the film trilogy, actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, who are black and Asian respectively. The franchise and the 2017 film The Last Jedi in particular, was also disparaged by some defendants war of stars from “go woke up.”

In a tweet shared on the Republican Party’s official Twitter account on May 4, or “war of stars Day,” the GOP likened Disney to “Democrats” while accusing the company of “ruining.” War of stars.

news week has reached out to Ingram representatives for comment.

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