‘Star Wars’ Literally Had To Tell Its Fanbase To Stop Being Racist To ‘Kenobi’ Star Moses Ingram

'Star Wars' Tell Fans To Stop Being Racist To 'Kenobi' Star Moses Ingram

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ on May 27.
  • The series features Moses Ingram as Reva Sevander.
  • The official Star Wars account has had to tell its fanbase to stop being racist to her.

Sometimes — quite often these days, in fact — I’ll come across a headline that makes me feel like existentialism and nihilism had an apathetic baby. The type of things that make you throw your hands up and sigh in defeat. The sort of things that local news statins make their money off of — an endless string of everyday horror stories. These stories can be large or small, impact the many or the few, but at the end of the day, it makes you wonder what the hell it is we’re all doing here. This is one of those stories.

Last Friday, the new Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted to largely widespread praise, as the series has officially become the streaming service’s most-watched premiere.

The sense of joy that the return of Ewan McGregor was short-lived as the main emotion elicited by Obi-Wan Kenobi, though, as the official Star Wars Twitter account was forced to send out a message to its own fan base telling it to stop being racist to Moses Ingram, who stars in the series as Reva Sevander, the villainous Third Sister of the Inquisitors.

Official Star Wars account tells fanbase to stop being racist to Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram

The tweet from the official Star Wars account came after Ingram herself shared some of the horrible messages she has received from people in recent weeks and months:

Of the many rabid fanbases out there, Star Wars is easily among the worst — lest we forget how some of them treated Kelly Marie Tran a few years back — and this incident with Ingram (whose Obi-Wan Kenobi character is AWESOME, by the way) is just the latest example.

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