Following criticism of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Geeks + Gamers’ own Jeremy talked about the reactions in a video, particularly Ewan McGregor’s response to alleged racist comments. This led to the usual Twitter backlash, with one particularly fervent poster suggesting that he deserves to die for expressing the sentiment. Check out the tweets and the video in question here:
This is what happens when Jeremy Griggs from geeks and gamers tried to call out Ewen McGregor after he defends the actress that plays Reva over the racist comments on Instagram… pic.twitter.com/dTt5mfMpld
— Seras Victoria (@LVonla) June 1, 2022
Welcome to Disney Star Wars Fandom pic.twitter.com/wWyEbkuOTT
— Jeremy Prime (@DDayCobra) June 2, 2022
I hope Reva just kills Vader in the finale of Kenobi and takes over his suit. Who cares about continuity? If you disagree you're just racist 😀🍿 pic.twitter.com/kR8hh4wEzZ
— DDayCobra (@DDayCobra) June 2, 2022
Is it not enough for Lucasfilm and Disney to openly mock and insult their paying customers? They have random normal people white-knighting for them on Twitter, smacking down any and every criticism of their content. I’m not sure why anyone would deserve to die for not liking a show (or for remarking on the waves of criticism for said show). I was excited for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and so far, I’m not thrilled with how it turned out. There’s too much intrigue with the Inquisitors, Obi-Wan is too far out of character, and too much time is spent on characters that don’t belong in this story. It’s not racist not to like a show, especially one that stars a white man. I also believe the majority (aside from a few bad apples) of criticism for Reva as a character is not racist. Nobody complains about Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian or Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand because they’re great characters. This one is just poorly written, as is most of the show she’s taking over.