The franchise tweeted
that it was “proud to welcome” Ingram, who simply made her debut as Reva within the Disney+ sequence “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
“If anybody intends to make her really feel in any approach unwelcome, we’ve got just one factor to say: we resist,” the “Star Wars” account tweeted. “There are greater than 20 million sentient species within the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist
Ingram posted a number of examples of racist messages and feedback on Instagram, noting that she has obtained a whole bunch of messages, a few of which included the N-word.
“There’s nothing anyone can do about this. There’s nothing anyone can do to cease this hate,” she mentioned, in a video posted to her Instagram tales.
“The factor that bothers me is … this sense of like, I simply gotta shut up and take it, I simply have to smile and bear it. And I am not constructed like that,” she continued. “Thanks to the individuals who present up for me within the feedback and within the locations that I am not going to place myself. And to the remainder of y’all, y’all bizarre.”
Ingram’s experiences following her “Star Wars” debut have grow to be a development — actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran have additionally been vocal in regards to the racist hate they obtained after showing within the “Star Wars” films.
Tran, the primary lady of coloration to have a significant function in a “Star Wars” movie, wrote an op-ed within the New York Instances in regards to the harassment she obtained after starring in 2017’s “The Final Jedi.” The hate grow to be so intense that Tran left social media and hung out in remedy.
Even earlier, in 2014, Boyega’s look within the trailer for “The Pressure Awakens” started an entire social media motion of #BlackStormtrooper, after many reacted to his casting with suspicion and racist remarks.