Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has stated he was “sickened” folks had despatched bullying and racist messages to his co-star Moses Ingram.
The US actress, who’s black, revealed she obtained “a whole lot” of racist feedback because the present was launched final Friday.
She posted screenshots to her Instagram story, together with one saying her “days are numbered” and one other calling her a “range rent”.
McGregor stated these sending bullying messages weren’t true Star Wars followers and stated “we stand with Moses”.
He tweeted: “Moses is an excellent actor. She is an excellent lady. And she or he is completely superb on this sequence. She brings a lot to the sequence, she brings a lot to the franchise. And it simply sickened me to my abdomen to listen to that this had been taking place.
“I simply wish to say, because the lead actor within the sequence, as the chief producer on the sequence, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses.
“And when you’re sending her bullying messages, you are no Star Wars fan in my thoughts. There isn’t any place for racism on this world. And I completely stand with Moses.”
The Star Wars Twitter account additionally stood behind Ingram, saying: “We’re proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars household and excited for Reva’s story to unfold.
“If anybody intends to make her really feel in any manner unwelcome, we now have just one factor to say: we resist.
“There are greater than 20 million sentient species within the Star Wars galaxy, do not select to be a racist.”
Actress was despatched ‘a whole lot’ of hateful messages
It comes after Ingram advised her followers that she had been despatched “a whole lot” of hateful messages.
She stated: “I query what my goal is even being right here in entrance of you saying that is taking place.
“I believe the factor that bothers me is that, like, type of, this sense that I’ve had within myself, which nobody has advised me, however this I simply must shut up and bear it, and I am not constructed like that.”
She additionally thanked those that have caught up for her within the feedback, including their assist “means the world”.
Ingram added: “So I actually simply wished to come back on, I believe, and say thanks to the individuals who present up for me within the feedback and the locations that I am not going to place myself.
“And to the remainder of y’all: Y’all bizarre.”
Ingram performs the Third Sister, Reva Sevander, who hunts McGregor’s Kenobi after being given the mission by Darth Vader within the Disney+ sequence.
Sky Information has contacted Disney+ for a remark.