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Lucasfilm Warned Moses Ingram About Racist ‘Star Wars’ Trolls: Harassment ‘Likely Will Happen’

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Zack Sharf Moses Ingram recently told The Independent that Lucasfilm executives warned her that she would likely face harassment online from racist “Star Wars” trolls as a Black woman entering the franchise in the upcoming series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” POC actors such as John Boyega and Kelly Marie Train faced their own racism from toxic fans when they joined the “Star Wars” franchise.“It was something that Lucasfilm actually got in front of, and said, ‘This is a thing that, unfortunately, likely will happen.

But we are here to help you; you can let us know when it happens,’” Ingram said.Moses, whose credits include Emmy winner “The Queen’s Gambit” and Oscar nominee “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” stars opposite Ewan McGregor in the show.

The actor said that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” director Deborah Chow has put “the proper systems in place so I feel safe as we do the work.” “Of course, there are always pockets of hate,” Ingram said. “But I have no problem with the block button.”Moses added, “‘Obi-Wan’ is going to bring the most diversity I think we’ve ever seen in the galaxy before.

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