It’s unfortunate that we still live in a country where people struggle to accept black people playing mainstream leading roles in blockbuster legendary films.
his was the case for actor John Boyega when the trailer for upcoming ‘Star Wars’ was released. Boyega is tapped to play one of the leading roles in film and he is also featured heavily in the trailer.
Once trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released it was met with a lot of criticism and hate but it was not about the content, fans could not get over the fact that Boyega who is black, was cast to play the leading role of ‘stormtrooper.’
The actor received hate mail, death threats and ugly comments about not being right skin color for the role. Instead some people would rather see him play in Django Unchained themed films than to seen dressed like Imperial Soldier in a movie of this magnitude.