Hayden, Christensen, aka Darth Vader speaks out against racist Star Wars trolling of Moses Ingram online. Unless you’ve been under a rock over the last few weeks you will know that Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Moses Ingram was subjected to racist trolling online. This became very public and many involved in the show, and Star Wars (in general) has come out to support Ingram.
The latest of which, speaking with ET Online, was Hayden Christensen.
“I’ve heard a little bit about that and, obviously, it really saddens me,” the actor tells ET’s Matt Cohen. “I think the world of Moses. She’s not only a lovely person and human being, but an incredibly talented actress.”
“The first time I saw the first couple of episodes, I was blown away by her performance and just thought that the subtleties and nuances that she brought to this character were there and really impressive,” Christensen says. “So, I mean, I hope by the end of the series, people are coming around. I think she’s done a great job and I think [Reva] is an important character and people will come to realize that.”
Yep, it saddens me as well.
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Christensen himself has been on the nasty end of some Star Wars trolling by fans. Now, let me be clear. I am not against criticism of a character, or a performance. I myself didn’t think much of Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, though I’d call out the writing on those movies more than the actors. And if all Christensen had to deal with was criticisms of the movie and his performance, well, that’s show business folks. But we all know things got far more personal than that at some points for many Star Wars actors.
Linking this back to Ingram, maybe some fans don’t like the character, or the performance. If that’s a legitimate criticism someone is making, then have at it. Instead, this is about the publicized, very specifically racist, messages Ingram received. That’s never okay, and it never will be.
Leave any comments below as Darth Vader speaks out against racist Star Wars trolling of Moses Ingram. I’ll point out again for the comments below, this is not about what you think of Reva, or Ingram as a performer. Feel free to discuss Hayden Christensen’s comments below, or over on Discord.