TV - Movies
Ewan McGregor
Has Some
Brutally Honest
Words For Moses
Ingram Critics
By SHANE O'NEILL
A mere four days after the debut of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" — Moses Ingram took to Instagram to call out some of the people who had sent her vicious, racist messages over social media. She told the world that she had no intention of just putting on a brave face while taking the abuse, and it didn't take long for Ewan McGregor to catch wind of his co-star's situation.
"I just want to say as the lead actor in the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses. 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," McGregor said in a video message via the "Star Wars" Twitter account.
Of course, one would be remiss not to draw comparisons between Moses Ingram's situation and that of Rose Tico actor Kelly Marie Tran. Following the release of the ever-divisive "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi" in 2017, fans brutally attacked Tran online, prompting her to eventually withdraw from all forms of social media and leave behind public life altogether.
Tragically, the list of "Star Wars" personalities who wound up on the wrong end of a hateful dogpile extends far beyond Moses Ingram, and Tran. Ahmed Best, Jake Lloyd, Daisy Ridley, and even "Star Wars: The High Republic Show" host Krystina Arielle have all faced the brunt of fan rage. One can only hope that this horrific trend will stop sooner rather than later.