Monday, 1 December 2014

Nigerian actor John Boyega replies critics on his role in Star Wars 7

The trailer of Star Wars episode 7- The Force Awakens was out over the weekend and there was quite a stir on social media because John Boyega, A Nigerian, is black and acting the role of an Imperial Stormtooper (fictional soldiers); a role that they say has only been played by white people.

The hashtag #blackstormtrooper was a trending topic on Twitter over the weekend, leading to some people writing racist comments.

John, who also acted in Half of a Yellow Sun as Chiwetel Ejiofor's character's houseboy, maturely handled the critics in one post on instagram. Find what he said after the cut...

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