The official Star Wars Twitter account has come to the rescue of Christina Ariel, host of the upcoming show Star Wars: The High Republic, after she received an online scolding.
Ariel’s tweets surfaced in which he talked about the work that white people do to perpetuate racism.
Our Star Wars community is a community of hope and inclusion. We do not tolerate harassment or racism. We support @KrystinaArielle.
– Star Wars (@starwars) January 23, 2021
It was then that she began to suffer abuse and accusations of bigotry.
Still, Star Wars tweeted at him, saying, “Our Star Wars group is a group of anticipation and inclusion.”
She recently became the host of The High Republic, a web show of Star Wars: The High Republic, another subset of the Star Wars media series.
It was criticized after online media customers recovered several old tweets, most of which dated from a year ago, while battles were taking place around the world on the Black Lives Matter site.
In some of her old tweets, Ariel refers to whites and worries about fundamental racism. In one, she states, “It’s just news that white women are equally involved in maintaining and establishing racial supremacy.
And I was in such a good mood.
White people: you can’t exempt people from racism. You can’t point out their “status” when they say black people’s lives are important, after treating us like we’re not. You can’t accept an apology on our behalf. You can’t say
– Christina Ariel 🦖 (@ChristinaAriel) June 5, 2020
“The past 24 hours have been … not the best,” she tweeted Saturday, along with the exclusively hostile and fanatical messages on the screen.
However, many sided with Ariel when the hashtag #IStandWithKrystina began to spread on Twitter.
Matthew Mercer, the host of the critical role webcast in which she participated, said, “There aren’t many bright, authoritative and, on the whole, wonderful people like [Christina Ariel], and anyone who tries to get into her ring knows we’re not that far from her.
#IStandWithKrystina stands up for black creators.
Christina talks about white supremacy, white privilege and white complicity in America is not easy or safe.
Fake Black Voices in Star Wars.
Black Voices Protect #IStandWithKrystina https://t.co/J8ff8h0Rh6
– Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) January 23, 2021
This is not the first time that someone connected to the Star Wars establishment has announced the adoption of bigoted insults.
Artist John Boyega said his performance in “The Force Awakens” had provoked a decidedly fanatical reaction from some fans.
No one else has been threatened with riots and death by his DM Instagram and online media, which told him: “Darkness is this and darkness is that, and you don’t have to be a stormtrooper,” he told Britain’s QG a year ago.
“No one else has had this experience. But still, people are surprised that I’m like this. It’s my dissatisfaction.”