According to The Independent, Ingram was told by a Lucasfilm executive that she was likely to receive a lot of hate online. They were also ready to assist with the problem.
“It was something that Lucasfilm actually got in front of, and said, ‘This is a thing that, unfortunately, likely will happen. But we are here to help you; you can let us know when it happens’.”
She knows, according to Ingram, that online hatred is just a sad fact of life. She also understands how she’ll deal with it.
“Of course, there are always pockets of hate,” Ingram said. “But I have no problem with the block button.”
She added that the program will be highly diverse, and this should make us all proud regardless of internet bigots who hide their racism behind keyboards.
“‘Obi-Wan’ is going to bring the most diversity I think we’ve ever seen in the galaxy before. To me, it’s long overdue. If you’ve got talking droids and aliens, but no people of color, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s 2022, you know. So we’re just at the beginning of that change. But I think to start that change is better than never having started it.”
On May 27, the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on Disney Plus.
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