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Star Wars pushes back against racist backlash to new Black character
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Star Wars pushes back against racist backlash to new Black character

The official "Star Wars" accounts fought back Tuesday morning, condemning backlash against its most recent addition to the franchise, Moses Ingram. Ingram stars in the long awaited Disney+ original series "Obi-Wan Kenobi," in the role of villainous Inquisitor Reva. But her "Star Wars" debut has been less than glamorous. The actress said since the show has premiered, she's received a tidal wave of racist and threatening direct messages. Ingram posted screenshots of a few of these on her Instagram story Monday, saying that the backlash made her think she should "shut up and take it" at first. Ingram went on thank her friends and supporters who have stood up for her in the comments and in public, before leaving one final message for her detractors— "Y'all weird." LONDO...