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‘Y’all Weird,’ Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the return of Ewan McGregor’s Jedi, has finally premiered on Disney+ after years of anticipation. Following the events of Order 66, Kenobi will face up against Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, the Grand Inquisitor, and a brand-new Jedi-hunting Inquisitor, Moses Ingram’s Reva, in the streaming event.

Based on the premiere, Reva appears to be a big threat to Kenobi, but the fandom has reacted to the Inquisitor in a variety of ways. There were a variety of reasons for this reaction: some were offended by her attack on the Grand Inquisitor, others were critical of her performance, and others simply didn’t connect with the character.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

In addition to some fair objections of the character, the actress has faced racist online abuse, which Disney apparently warned her about before she accepted the job. Ingram has previously defended herself on Instagram in the midst of the debate, but now the official Star Wars account has weighed in.

Reva Actress is Defended by Star Wars Against Racism

The official Star Wars Twitter account backed Moses Ingram, who plays Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi, after she suffered a barrage of racist and homophobic comments following the premiere.

The statement expressed their joy at Ingram’s decision to join the Star Wars universe before condemning anyone who want to “make her feel unwelcome in any way:”

“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

Ingram’s racial statements were highlighted in a follow-up tweet, which asked fans not to “choose to be a racist:”

“There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.”

Ingram used her Instagram stories to respond to several messages she received on her account, calling out racist remarks and thanking her fans for their support:

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“Long story short, there are hundreds of those [racist messages]. Hundreds. And I also see those of you out there who put on a cape for me and that really does mean the world to me because, you know, there’s nothing anybody can do about this. There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate. And so I question what my purpose is in even being in front of you saying this is happening. I don’t really know. I don’t really know…”

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

The Obi-Wan Kenobi actress spoke out about how the backlash has affected her, simply saying, “Y’all weird:”

“But I think the thing that bothers me is that… this feeling that I’ve had inside of myself, which no one has told me, but this feeling of like, ‘I’ve just gotta shut up and take it.’ You know, I just kinda gotta grin and bear it.’ And I’m not built like that, so I really just wanted to come on, I think, and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and the places that I’m not going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all… y’all weird.”

ALSO READ: According to Daniel Caesar, ‘I Can Admit When I’m Wrong’ He Apologizes for Controversial Comments

Will Obi-Wan Kenobi’s views on Reva change?

Racist abuse directed towards Ingram as a result of people’s perceptions of her character and performance is clearly inappropriate. Some fair criticisms of her performance and character are understandable. The actress’ race, on the other hand, must never be considered.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

To say the least, the comments to Star Wars’ message in support of the actress have been divided. Many fans have maintained their positions, reiterated earlier declarations, and even alluded to previous steps made by Disney and Lucasfilm, such as the removal of John Boyega’s Finn from The Force Awakens posters in China.

ALSO READ: As For The Claims Against Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Has Her Say

Obi-Wan Kenobi is only two episodes into its six-episode run, so there’s still plenty of time for fans to revise their minds about Reva, a brand-new character in the Star Wars universe. By the end of the series, fans are speculating that Reva will fall victim to Darth Vader, but only time will tell if those predictions are correct.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

The Third Sister looks to be the main villain of the plot thus far, having exhibited a definite personal vengeance towards Kenobi. But, as the story progresses toward the century’s rematch, only time will tell if the spotlight shifts away from her and toward Vader in the next episodes.

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available to watch now on Disney+; the third episode will be released on June 1.

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‘Y’all Weird,’ Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the return of Ewan McGregor’s Jedi, has finally premiered on Disney+ after years of anticipation. Following the events of Order 66, Kenobi will face up against Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, the Grand Inquisitor, and a brand-new Jedi-hunting Inquisitor, Moses Ingram’s Reva, in the streaming event.

Based on the premiere, Reva appears to be a big threat to Kenobi, but the fandom has reacted to the Inquisitor in a variety of ways. There were a variety of reasons for this reaction: some were offended by her attack on the Grand Inquisitor, others were critical of her performance, and others simply didn’t connect with the character.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

In addition to some fair objections of the character, the actress has faced racist online abuse, which Disney apparently warned her about before she accepted the job. Ingram has previously defended herself on Instagram in the midst of the debate, but now the official Star Wars account has weighed in.

Reva Actress is Defended by Star Wars Against Racism

The official Star Wars Twitter account backed Moses Ingram, who plays Reva in Obi-Wan Kenobi, after she suffered a barrage of racist and homophobic comments following the premiere.

The statement expressed their joy at Ingram’s decision to join the Star Wars universe before condemning anyone who want to “make her feel unwelcome in any way:”

“We are proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold. If anyone intends to make her feel in any way unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist.”

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

Ingram’s racial statements were highlighted in a follow-up tweet, which asked fans not to “choose to be a racist:”

“There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist.”

Ingram used her Instagram stories to respond to several messages she received on her account, calling out racist remarks and thanking her fans for their support:

ALSO READ: Why Evander Kane should not be given another opportunity to play in the NHL

“Long story short, there are hundreds of those [racist messages]. Hundreds. And I also see those of you out there who put on a cape for me and that really does mean the world to me because, you know, there’s nothing anybody can do about this. There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate. And so I question what my purpose is in even being in front of you saying this is happening. I don’t really know. I don’t really know…”

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

The Obi-Wan Kenobi actress spoke out about how the backlash has affected her, simply saying, “Y’all weird:”

“But I think the thing that bothers me is that… this feeling that I’ve had inside of myself, which no one has told me, but this feeling of like, ‘I’ve just gotta shut up and take it.’ You know, I just kinda gotta grin and bear it.’ And I’m not built like that, so I really just wanted to come on, I think, and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and the places that I’m not going to put myself. And to the rest of y’all… y’all weird.”

ALSO READ: According to Daniel Caesar, ‘I Can Admit When I’m Wrong’ He Apologizes for Controversial Comments

Will Obi-Wan Kenobi’s views on Reva change?

Racist abuse directed towards Ingram as a result of people’s perceptions of her character and performance is clearly inappropriate. Some fair criticisms of her performance and character are understandable. The actress’ race, on the other hand, must never be considered.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

To say the least, the comments to Star Wars’ message in support of the actress have been divided. Many fans have maintained their positions, reiterated earlier declarations, and even alluded to previous steps made by Disney and Lucasfilm, such as the removal of John Boyega’s Finn from The Force Awakens posters in China.

ALSO READ: As For The Claims Against Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid Has Her Say

Obi-Wan Kenobi is only two episodes into its six-episode run, so there’s still plenty of time for fans to revise their minds about Reva, a brand-new character in the Star Wars universe. By the end of the series, fans are speculating that Reva will fall victim to Darth Vader, but only time will tell if those predictions are correct.

'Y'all Weird,' Obi-Wan Kenobi's Reva Actress Reacts to Racist Comments

The Third Sister looks to be the main villain of the plot thus far, having exhibited a definite personal vengeance towards Kenobi. But, as the story progresses toward the century’s rematch, only time will tell if the spotlight shifts away from her and toward Vader in the next episodes.

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available to watch now on Disney+; the third episode will be released on June 1.

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