Darth Vader actor Hayden Christensen has spoken out in help of Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram over racist feedback made on-line.
Following within the footsteps of Obi-Wan Kenobi co-star Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen has added his unhappiness on the therapy of the present’s new star Moses Ingram from on-line trolls. When Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ it didn’t take lengthy for a small group of supposed followers of the Star Wars franchise making racist feedback geared toward Ingram, who performs Inquisitor Reva within the new present. While the actress was warned upfront that this might occur by Lucasfilm bosses, and sadly every little thing she was informed turned out to be true.
Speaking to ET, Hayden Christensen defined how he actually hopes that by the tip of the collection these attacking the actress may have moved on, and she or he can be seen for the proficient star that she is. He mentioned:
“I’ve heard a little bit about that and, obviously, it really saddens me. I think the world of Moses. She’s not only a lovely person and human being but an incredibly talented actress. The first time I saw the first couple of episodes, I was blown away by her performance and just thought that the subtleties and nuances that she brought to this character were there and really impressive. So, I mean, I hope by the end of the series, people are coming around. I think she’s done a great job and I think [Reva] is an important character and people will come to realize that.”
Moses Ingram got here into the Star Wars franchise together with her eyes extensive open as to the kind of abuse she might discover being geared toward her from poisonous followers of the collection. Having been warned upfront of what would probably occur, the actress might have been able to bat away the hate, however it’s nonetheless one thing that no-one ought to must endure. Ingram posted her personal ideas on the hate in a video message she posted on her Instagram account. She informed her followers:
“There’s nothing anybody can do about this. There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate. I question my purposes in even being here in front of you saying that this is happening. I don’t really know. The thing that bothers me is this feeling inside of myself, that no one has told me, but this feeling that I have to shut up and take it, that I have to grin and bear it. And I’m not built like that. So, I wanted to come on and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and the places that I’m not going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all, y’all weird.”
Ingram has clearly had numerous help and backing from the Obi-Wan Kenobi group, each from her fellow actors and crew, in addition to the upper up execs of Lucasfilm. Whatever these followers say, Ingram is now part of the Star Wars world, and there’s nothing in any respect they will do to alter that irrespective of how a lot they fight.