John Boyega, who anchored the most recent “Star Wars” films as Finn, has taken to Instagram Live for a fiery address after sparring with fans on Twitter earlier Wednesday.
“I really f–king hate racists,” Boyega, 28, wrote on Twitter early Wednesday. His tweet was immediately met with replies that ran the gamut from unhelpful (“We can’t conquer hatred with hatred”) — to oddly personal (“Nobody loves racists. I’m from Nigeria my ex said she hates whites so I broke up with her”).
Boyega, initially, responded to a few people on Twitter, writing “I am talking about WHITE on BLACK racism,” but by mid-afternoon he had migrated to Instagram Live.
“It’s very very important at this time that we ignore ignorance, and we ignore people that come through and try to make these stations what they’re not,” Boyega said, adding, “A black man was just murdered in cold blood, in the streets, Stateside, again, while saying that he can’t breathe.”
“So I’ll say it again: F–k you racist white people. I said what I said. And if you don’t f–king like it, go suck a d–k. Seriously. If you’re a fan of me and you support my work and you’re racist and you’re arguing with what I was saying, f–k off. You f–king d–kheads,” Boyega wraps up.
Boyega has had a somewhat contentious relationship with “Star Wars” fans. In 2018, he blasted those who were harassing new “Star Wars” actor Kelly Marie Tran, while he himself was on the receiving end of an online backlash after making a crude joke about costar Daisy Ridley’s character Rey in December 2019.