Ewan McGregor recently took to Twitter to address the issue of racists harassing Obi-Wan Kenobi co-star Moses Ingram online.
Moses Ingram plays Inquisitor Reva Sevander, often referred to as the Third Sister in the series, a character who is hel-lbent on hunting McGregor’s Kenobi. She posted a series of Instagram stories of direct messages of fans of the George Lucas films and series, some of which contained racist expletives.
“There’s nothing anybody can do to stop this hate,” she wrote. “I don’t question my purpose in even being here in front of you saying that this is happening. I wanted to come on 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.”
The racism prompted Ewan McGregor to post a video on Twitter last Wednesday, expressing his support for the actress. The actor started the video by thanking fans for making Obi-Wan Kenobi the most-watched Disney+ series premiere of all time. McGregor proceeded to address the messages directed to Ingram, saying that the hate-filled messages broke his heart.
“Moses is a brilliant actor. She is a brilliant woman. And she is absolutely amazing in this series,” said the Obi-Wan Kenobi actor. “She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. And it just sickened me 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.”
Ewan McGregor’s sentiments were echoed by the official Star Wars Instagram account as it shared a still of Moses’ Reva from episode 2 of the series.
“There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be a racist,” started the post. “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.”