In a video posted to the official Star Wars and Obi-Wan Kenobi Twitter accounts, series star/executive producer Ewan McGregor also showed his support for Ingram.

“It seems that some of the fan base has decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrendous, racist DMs. I heard some of them this morning, and it just broke my heart,” he said. “Moses is a brilliant actor. She’s a brilliant woman. And she is absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. And it just sickened me to my stomach that this had been happening. I just want to say as the lead actor in the series, as the executive producer on the series, that we stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending her bullying messages, you’re no Star Wars fan in my mind. There’s no place for racism in this world. And I totally stand with Moses.”


The Star Wars Twitter account also welcomed Moses to the franchise and encouraged fans to “resist” those who try to “make her feel unwelcome.”


Sadly, none of this is new.

When John Boyega first appeared in the trailer for The Force Awakens, people went crazy over a Black Stormtrooper showing up in the movie. Kelly Marie Tran was bullied into leaving social media by those who couldn’t handle an Asian-American woman joining the rebellion in The Last Jedi.


I will keep saying this as many times as the racists need to hear it: you don’t own Star Wars. If you call yourself a Star Wars fan, but feel a need to send someone racist DMs because their presence in the franchise threatens your fragile fantasy world, you clearly didn’t understand the story of the movies and have been rooting for the wrong side this whole time. I’m saying you’re in the Empire and should rethink all your life choices.

As important as Star Wars is to all of us, some of you need to take a step back and realize they’re just fictional movies and TV shows. The fate of the galaxy isn’t actually at stake, but your racist behavior does have real-world consequences. Stop it.