Ewan McGregor Hits Back at Racist Star Wars Fans Targeting Moses Ingram

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Moses Ingram is one of the newest additions to the Star Wars franchise but instead of receiving a grand welcome from the fandom, the Obi-Wan Kenobi actress has been the target of abuse from toxic fans of the franchise due to her background and race.

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Earlier this week, the Reva actress shocked everyone when she took to her official Instagram page and opened up about the racist comments she's been receiving from a lot of people who claim to be fans of Star Wars. Turns out, she's been dealing with such abuse for quite some time now, and admittedly, it's making her question her purpose.

After her confession, several stars have voiced their support for Ingram, and even Star Wars' social media handles defended the 29-year-old from the so-called fans of the billion-dollar franchise.

Obi-Wan Kenobi himself Ewan McGregor was among the celebrities who made a stand against Ingram's racist critics. In a video posted across Star Wars' social media platforms, the Scottish actor celebrated the show's triumph, becoming the most-watched Disney+ series premiere to date.

Afterwhich, McGregor clapped back at the toxic fans who have made Moses feel unwelcome in the fandom. "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 and I totally stand with Moses."

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The outpour of love and support Moses has been receiving must feel good for the actor who was evidently crushed as she was sharing her horrendous experience with the world. Hopefully, this serves as a wake-up call for everyone in the fandom that we should respect everyone and not promote hate.

The first three episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+.