John Boyega, star of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted a very classy message via Instagram directed at both fans and racist haters after the film’s teaser trailer sparked online criticism of a ‘Black Stormtrooper’.
“To whom it may concern … Get used to it,” he wrote. After that sentence, he included a smiley-face. Boyega also, thanked his fans for all their positive feedback and support.
As we all know this isn’t the first time (see Hunger Games, Black Panther, ) a Sci-Fi/Comic film’s casting of a someone Black led to racist comments and remarks from fans. As for us, we are very excited to see Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it hits theaters on Dec. 15th.