Ingram posted multiple examples of racist messages and comments on Instagram and noted that she had received hundreds of messages, some containing the N word.
“What bothers me is…this feeling, I just have to shut up and accept it, I just have to smile and kiss it. I’m not built that way,” she continued. And for the rest of you, you are all weirdos. “
Ingram’s experiences after her first appearance in Star Wars became a trend – actors John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran were also vocal about the racial hatred they experienced after appearing in the Star Wars films.
Even earlier, in 2014, Boyega’s appearance in the trailer for The Force Awakens sparked the #BlackStormtrooper movement on social media after many faced distrust and racist remarks about his casting.