The first two episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show premiered on Disney Plus this past Friday. Some fans were having difficulty coming to terms with the casting of Inquisitor Reva Sevander, played by the Maryland native Moses Ingram. She’s an accomplished actress. She’s also Black.
Are Star Wars fans racist?
I’ve long believed at least some (not all) Star Wars fans are racist. Star Wars fandom seems to have more racists within its ranks that any other science fiction related fandom. Not that I think Star Wars is science fiction.
People are going to Moses Ingram’s Instagram account and leaving abusive, racist comments about her and her performance on Obi-Wan Kenobi.
There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.
— Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2022
Racist fans did the same thing to actress Kelly Marie Tran after she appeared in The Last Jedi. They went to her Instagram page and left similar, racist comments. I never understood why fans did this to Kelly Marie Tran. Similarly, I don’t get why fans are hating Moses Ingram. I watched the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi and I thought she did a terrific job.
Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith., the final prequel movie. In that movie a chip embedded in the brain of every Clone Trooper was triggered, ordering them to kill every Jedi. This event is referred to as Order 66.
Order 66 was my favorite part of the Star Wars prequel movies. I have a love-hate relationship with Star Wars. The Jedi are one thing I hate about Star Wars. The Jedi are habitual liars. They control people’s minds. If I existed in the Star Wars universe, I would take great care to stay away from anyone who was a Jedi.
Moses Ingram plays Inquisitor Reva Sevander, a former Jedi who travels the galaxy hunting the remaining Jedi. What’s not to like about that?
Star Wars fans can be weird. The racist Star Wars fans are the weirdest. If they keep harassing actresses, future Star Wars projects will have only white male actors. Women and people of color won’t want the hassle associated with being in a Star Wars project. I can’t say that I would even blame them.