Simon Pegg Sounds Off on “Toxic” Star Wars Fans

Most recently, Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Moses Ingram, who is Black, was the target of racist attacks, prompting an official response from Disney. “We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold,” the official Star Wars account tweeted on May 30. “If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

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

The following day, Ewan McGregor recorded a video discouraging cyberbullying. “I just wanted to say as the leading actor in the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses,” he said. “And if you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re no Star Wars fan in my mind. There’s no place for racism in this world.” 

Source: Eonline

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