British-Nigerian actor John Boyega who starred in Half of a Yellow Sun seems to be facing racial abuse from fans of the iconic Star Wars over his inclusion in the latest installment of the iconic sci-fi franchise called Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
The trailer which was released last Friday (Nov. 28th) had Star Wars fans the world over super excited, John Boyega’s face is the first face shown and it is clear that his is an Imperial Stormtrooper, one of the most iconic characters in the franchise.
This is the first time a black person is playing an Imperia Stormtrooper and this has angered many racist. The trolls have taken to Internet forums and social media to attack the 22 year old actor.
But its so obvious that he isnt bothered at all as he took to his Instgram page thanking his fans. See his reply below,
Thank you for all the love and support! The fan mail and fan art has added to my joy! Isn’t it crazy that Star Wars is actually happening? I’m in the movie but as a star wars fan I am very excited. A year is a long time but it will be worth the wait.
To whom it may concern: Get used to it.