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Ewan McGregor Responds To Racist Star Wars Fans, Defends Moses Ingram

Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

By now, you’re probably aware of all the unnecessary negativity Emmy-nominated actress Moses Ingram has gotten for her role in Obi-Wan Kenobi. In fact, over the weekend, toxicity and blatantly racist comments from the Star Wars fanbase got so out of control that the official Star Wars Twitter account decided to step in.

While Ingram has received an overwhelming amount of support in response since her debut as Reva on Friday in the series’ first two episodes, the actress finally felt the need to address the drama herself early this week.

During a livestream on Instagram, Ingram not only acknowledged how much support she had gotten, but racist DMs she’s received over the last four days. Rather than let them discourage her though, she took pride in calling all of her haters “weird” (lol).

But it doesn’t end there. Tuesday evening, Obi-Wan Kenobi himself finally decided to step in and address the racist comments and ridiculous backlash. Not only does Ewan McGregor decry the bullying, but he goes on to say that anyone who has contributed to the toxicity “is no Star Wars fan in [his] book.”

You can see his official response below.

We at The DisInsider stand with McGregor and – most importantly – Moses Ingram, and want to say that we won’t tolerate any racist comments or bullying on our site either.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where the titular Jedi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and Ingram, but also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast is Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.  Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.

The first to episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+. Following the premiere, the series will stream weekly on Wednesdays, until the finale on Wednesday, June 22. You can check back each week at The DisInsider for a review of every new episode as they drop.