Ewan McGregor reacts to racist comments towards “Obi-Wan” star Moses Ingram
Ewan McGregor has called out Star Wars fans after Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram received racist comments online, USA Today reports.
According to the outlet, McGregor, 51, says Ingram, 29, is a “brilliant actor, she’s a brilliant woman and she’s absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. It just sickened me to my stomach to hear that this had been happening.” .
“It seems that some of the fanbase … has decided to attack Moses Ingram online sending the most horrendous, racist DMs,” McGregor said in a video posted to the official Star Wars Twitter account. “I heard some of them this morning and it just broke my heart.”
Ingram plays Sith Inquisitor Reva Sevander on the new Disney+ series, which premiered on the streaming platform Friday.
On Monday, Ingram shared screenshots of the messages people sent her online on Instagram, calling her a “diversity hire” among other insults and racial slurs. “Long story short, there are hundreds of those, hundreds,” Ingram said in a follow-up video posted to her Instagram story. “There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate.”