Pearl-clutching Time: Black Actors in “White” Roles

4. John Boyega, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)


If you know anything about the upcoming Star Wars movie you’ve probably heard people are heated about one of the main Stormtroopers being Black. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest franchises of all time and some misguided folk are actually boycotting the movie now that Boyega is playing a leading role via the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII on Twitter. Boyega simply responded to the criticism by saying “get used to it.”

And the movie will still make a gazillion dollars! Now, what?

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