Star Wars fans are quite well-known for their intense emotions about the series. After the launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi, however, online trolls took things to a new extreme, hurling horrible, racist slurs at one of the show’s actors, Moses Ingram. In the series, Ingram plays Reva Sevander, an Inquisitor. The Star Wars franchise ramped up on Monday to offer support for Ingram after she detailed the torrent of racial hate she’s experienced. Following the uproar, Star Wars fanatics are now review-bombing Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here are the specifics:
How the Moses Ingram Controversy affected Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Obi-Wan Kenobi had a 71% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes when it premiered. Following the racist backlash regarding Star Wars’ official reaction to social media messages directed against Moses Ingram, those figures have plummeted to 57% over the last week. Meanwhile, the series’ reviewer score has remained relatively stable, with an acceptance value of 87 percent. This isn’t the first instance a Disney film has been affected by negative reviews. Owing to the premiere’s acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide, Moon Knight received harsh 1-star ratings on IMDB. The addition of a homosexual kiss and LGBTQIA+ representation in Eternals also led to poor reactions.
Fan reactions to the controversy:
Josh L, a social media user, compared the program to the prequels of the Star Wars saga, claiming it was just as horrible as usual while the show was dubbed “fan-fiction” by another user Tad G., who also described it as “poorly written and directed”. “Don’t worry, it stands up to the prequels. Absolute dumpster fire,” Josh said. One of the most frequent yet harsh criticisms leveled at this Disney+ series is that it has ruined one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters. Another commenter, Vulgaris M, chastised the program for portraying Obi-Wan acting fearful constantly. He also referred to Moses Ingram’s Reva as the most worthless villain in the Star Wars universe, accusing her of lacking acting skills. Vulgaris also believes that Disney is subtly promoting their own ideologies through Obi-Wan Kenobi’s narrative.
Will Obi-Wan Kenobi suffer from this review-bombing:
When more individuals want to make their opinions heard, it’s hard to escape review bombers. The problem with this kind of criticism is that it often makes the movie or show seem terrible for reasons unrelated to the plot or production. This is usually a problem when makers continue to push the parameters of inclusion, or when a huge group of fans sparks a social media uproar.
Many valid complaints have been leveled towards Obi-Wan Kenobi, including those directed at Ingram’s character Reva. 57%, on the other hand, is hardly indicative of a show that is smashing Disney+ audience records. The biggest disadvantage of this conduct is that it appears, if as people are not enjoying the current Star Wars episode, which has a “rotten” rating on RT.