Ewan McGregor Defends Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Moses Ingram From Toxic Fans

MOVIE NEWS – Moses Ingram has allegedly been harassed online because of his skin colour, and Ewan McGregor has now released a video statement condemning toxic Star Wars fans.


The Obi-Wan Kenobi star is not happy about the online harassment that fellow actor Moses Ingram has been subjected to. A video was posted on the official Star Wars Twitter account in which Ewan McGregor talks about the success of the series. He also pointed out that toxic Star Wars fans have a negative attitude towards Ingram, feeling that this behaviour means that he is not a true fan of the franchise at all.

This weekend, Star Wars fans made Obi-Wan Kenobi the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere of all time. And for that I say a big thank you, and it just goes to show what this family is capable of,” said McGregor.

The actor then spoke about how Ingram is being harassed online by a small section of fans. As Ingram also recently explained how McGregor said he was sent “the most horrible, racist DMs”. McGregor was so disturbed to hear about this that he felt it necessary to make a statement in support of it.

I heard some of them this morning and it broke my heart,” he said. “Moses is a brilliant actor, she’s a brilliant woman and she’s amazingly good in this show. She brings so much to this show and so much to the franchise. And it just made my stomach turn when I heard that was happening.

McGregor added: “I just want to say, as the lead actor on the show, as the executive producer of the show, we stand with Moses. We love Moses. And if you’re sending him harassing messages, I don’t think you’re a Star Wars fan. There’s no room for racism in this world, and I stand fully behind Moses.”


Moses Ingram claims to have received hundreds of harassing messages.


Moses Ingram, who plays Reva Sevander in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, recently revealed that the influx of Obi-Wan Kenobi viewers has resulted in some toxicity from a certain segment of fans. He thanked the people who stood by him and showed their support.

“There’s nothing anyone can do about it,” Ingram said on his Instagram Stories, and also gave some examples of the horrible messages he’s received. “No one can do anything to stop this hate. I’m questioning my purpose for even being here in front of you and telling you this is happening. I don’t understand…”


He added: “What bothers me is this feeling inside me that no one has told me, but this feeling that I have to shut up and put up with, that I have to grin and bear it. And I’m not built that way. So, I wanted to come in and say thank you to the people who show up for me in the comments and in the places I won’t put myself. And to the rest of you: you’re all weird.”

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now available on Disney+.

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