Remember when racist trolls lost their collective shiz over a Black stormtrooper appearing in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens? For those of you who haven’t seen the clip that got society’s rejects up in arms, take a gander below.
British actor John Boyega is well aware of the nasty comments that have been directed his way and addressed them in a new interview for V magazine.
“I’m in the movie, what are you going to do about it? You either enjoy it or you don’t. I’m not saying get used to the future, but what is already happening,” Boyega said about the ridiculous controversy. “People of color and women are increasingly being shown on-screen. For things to be whitewashed just doesn’t make sense.”
“It’s about getting people to drop a prejudiced state of mind and realize, ‘Oh s**t we’re just watching normal people’,” the actor added.
Those words loosely mimic his November 2014 response after the trailer first dropped. At that time, Boyega simply wrote on social media about the black-lash: “Get used to it.”