Moses Ingram recently revealed that she has been receiving racist messages from haters. Star Wars fans support the actress and praise her work in the Ob-Wan Kenobi series. The celebrity plays the role of the evil villain, Reva Sanders, an Imperial inquisitor. She is appointed by Darth Vader for hunting the Jedi. She is pure evil and the central villain of the story. So it is easy to hate the character, but hating the actress who is playing the role makes no sense. But people are sending racist insults, slurs, and threats to her on Instagram.
Moses Ingram faces racist comments from haters
Soon after the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi came out, the so-called fans started flooding DM of Ingram with hate comments. The actress shared a series of stories on Instagram with messages from haters. They included racist comments, insults, and slurs. She included the song “Megan’s Piano” in the stories as well, hinting that these haters don’t really affect her and she isn’t intimidated either. The series of Instagram stories was followed by a video by Moses Ingram, in which she talked about the hate messages and threats she has been receiving.
She said in the video that there are hundreds of such texts in her DM. Also, she said that Lucasfilm had warned her about such remarks. She added, “There’s nothing anybody can do about this. There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate. I question what my purpose is even being here in front of you, saying that this is happening. … But I think the thing that bothers me, is this feeling that I’ve had inside of myself—which no one has told me—but this feeling that I’ve just got to shut up and take it. That I’ve just got to grin and bear it. And I’m not built like that.”
Star Wars fans tweet in support of the Obi-Wan Kenobi star
The fans take Twitter to support the actress and appreciate her work. After the actress revealed the hate she has been receiving many came forward to extend their support for her. Check out some of the tweets below.
There is ZERO place for #racism or bigotry in fandom, whether that’s #StarTrek or #StarWars. Moses Ingram and her role as Third Sister has just as much of a place in the stories we love as anyone other actor or character. Stop the hate. #Reva #MosesIngram pic.twitter.com/kCdl0Ex0lN
— Strange New Pod (@strangenewpod) May 31, 2022
No one asked. lmao imagine defending death threats. Star Wars fans defend the prequels with their lives and then have the gall to say this.
It’s been TWO episodes! Moses Ingram is great and I can’t wait to see more of Reva. https://t.co/WYUWPpDS2i
— Jacob Budz (@XPtoLevel3) June 1, 2022
Reva/Third Sister is now my absolute favorite new character of the Disney Era. Moses Ingram is nailing this character – the raw anger, the bitterness, the physicality, it’s all perfect. I can’t wait to see how her story continues to unfold. pic.twitter.com/PZ4wiRMXMH
— Darth Zara (@sith_core) May 27, 2022
Lucasfilm and co-stars including Ewan McGregor have extended their support to the actress. She also thanked her supporters in the video. She said, “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 …” Ingram added with a laugh. “…Y’all weird.”