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John Boyega Apologizes For Calling ‘Star Wars’ Co-Star ‘Weak’ After Racist Bullying



John Boyega Apologizes For Calling ‘Star Wars’ Co-Star ‘Weak’ After Racist Bullying

John Boyega who is plays Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has found himself issuing an apology to his co-star!

John Boyega caught major heat after he made a statement about how to handle internet trolls who make racist remarks.

Boyega who interviews with Variety said that anyone who believes what they read from trolls is “weak.”

This was seen as a jab towards his co-star Kelly Marie Tran who deleted her social media after trolls commented on her being a Vietnamese woman and the first of her nationality to be cast in a leading role in a Star Wars movie.

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During his interview, Boyega told reporters;

“Through social media, we get to engage, we get to have fun. But at the same time, for those who are not mentally strong, you are weak to believe in every single thing that you read.”

He continued, “That’s, you know, it is what it is. I don’t know, for me anyway, when I see that [backlash], I’m like, well, that’s actually not true. But no, it is actually not true. So it’s kind of like [shrugs] it is what it is. But to engage, to connect with the fans who otherwise wouldn’t get a day to day experience, especially during things like the press tour, and behind the scenes stuff, is always good.”

Realizing what had been said, Boyega took the chance to clarify what he meant in his interview while issuing his apology!

Boyega did defend Kelly by tweeting,

“If you don’t like Star Wars or the characters understand that there are decision makers and harassing the actors/actresses will do nothing. You’re not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude. Even if you paid for a ticket!”

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently in theatres now!

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