εγώ που σε μισώ χαιδεύω κάθε φέρσιμό σου (hurtmybones) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
εγώ που σε μισώ χαιδεύω κάθε φέρσιμό σου
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"Fans" misinterpret John Boyega's words, he's forced to apologize



Certain "fans" (I'm gonna let you all take a wild guess about which side of the fandom they come from) have recently launched onto a quote from one of John Boyega's interviews which they've misinterpreted to explain that he is calling Kelly Marie Tran weak for the way she dealt with the harassment she faced after The Last Jedi. Considering how John was one of the first cast members to defend Kelly, one can only wonder what those "fans" selective memory might be fueled by. John Boyega, who is still on social media despite the harassment he has been facing for years, responded to the most recent bout of attacks to clarify his statement:



Considering how the most prevalent narrative in recent years has been that the toxic negativity in the Star Wars fandom comes from "angry white dudebros" this event has been a harsh reminder that the performative wokeness of certain sides of the fandom can't quite cover their anti-blackness and racism anymore. Unsurprisingly enough, no one is calling for a big apology to John Boyega for all the racist attacks and harassment he has been facing throughout these years.

EDIT: since the tweet containing a screenshot of the interview was deleted you can read the exact excerpt/watch a video of the interview HERE

source: 1, 2, 3
Tags: fandom / stan culture, john boyega, star wars
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