‘Star Wars’ Actor Responds Perfectly To ‘Black Stormtrooper’ Criticism
Meanwhile in ‘post-racial’ America, some people took issue with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens because it features a black stormtrooper.
[su_center_ad]Some folks actually criticized the casting of a black actor to play a stormtrooper.
John Boyega, the actor seen just 20 seconds into the clip playing a stormtrooper sans helmet, posted a subtle comeback to the critics on Instagram, Mashable reports.
Boyega handled it well and even included a smiley face for the haters.
He wrote, “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,” he added.
“To whom it may concern…Get used to it. :)”
It’s Because of guys like this:
Twitter got mad.
I really hope that Black Stormtrooper is gay.
— Nick Mundy (@dickfundy) November 28, 2014
LRT: I mean come on, there has to be a point where you complain about a black Stormtrooper and then think “wow even for me that’s racist” — slowbeef (@slowbeef) November 28, 2014
H/T: My buddy @TomCinmidlife with thanks.[su_csky_ad]
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