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Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi: Disney reacts to racist attacks on Inquisitor Reva!


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The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has already aired its first three episodes, and there are three left, which will be released every Wednesday. In this adventure, the Jedi faces the Inquisition, and more particularly Reva, whose mission seems to have taken a very personal turn.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: the actress playing the inquisitor Reva victims of racist insults

The Empire’s inquisition was formed by Darth Vader himselfand is composed of Brothers and Sisters, whose objective is to hunt down jedi who survived Order 66, but also to recover Force-sensitive children. We see them in the comics and in the Star Wars Rebels series, we mention them in the novels, and we face them in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Portrayed on screen by Moses Ingram, Reva Sevander wants to become the most powerful of the Inquisitors, and seems to particularly resent Obi-Wan.

She does not hesitate to disobey to his superiors and to tell the Dark Lord of the Sith of his ambitions. Character clearly on the dark side of the Force and angry, but who seems to be hiding trauma Very important. The character is variously received by the fans but unfortunately, and as the production expected, the critics did not stop at a simple analysis acting of the actress or the character. Moses Ingram indeed very quickly made subjected to racial slurs and misogynistic remarkslike John Boyega at the time of the Force Awakens and Kelly Marie Tran in The Last Jediprompting her to react.

There is nothing anyone can do to stop this hatred, and so I wonder what is the reason for me standing before you saying this is happening. I think what’s bothering me is this kind of feeling that I’ve had inside of me – no one told me that – like “I just have to shut up and take it”, you know?

Lucasfilm and Disney defend Moses Ingram

The actress therefore seems discouraged by these unfortunately expected reactions, but has very quickly been supported by the official Star Wars account whicha few hours after the declarations of Moses Ingram, published this:

We’re proud to welcome Moses Ingram to the Star Wars family and excited for Reva’s story to unfold (in this universe). If someone intends to make her feel unwelcome, we have only one thing to say: we resist. There are over 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don’t choose to be racist.

Coming back to the character himself, the main criticisms made are based on a form of stereotype. The character would respond with a classic pattern between impulsiveness, revenge and sadness already seen elsewhere. Basically, Reva would lack originality. However, we’ve only had three episodes so far, and the character can very well evolve or reveal its past in the next three episodes. Appointment Wednesday, June 8 first to see how it evolves. In conclusion, Moses Ingram declared, that she would not be silent:

I’m not built like that, so I really just wanted to say thank you to the people who introduce themselves to me in the comments and where I’ll be. For the rest of you: you’re all weird.