With crushing predictability, there were those who complained about John Boyega’s appearance in stormtrooper uniform. Clearly, the idea that there could be a black stormtrooper didn’t compute.
Boyega posted a message on Instagram responding to the overwhelming love for the trailer, while conveying a sentiment to those who found his brief moment in the trailer too much to deal with.
As many have already pointed out, there’s every possibility that Boyega isn’t even playing a stormtrooper. He wouldn’t be the first character in the series to adopt that disguise. Still, if he is, there’s absolutely no reason to complain beyond prejudice. So get used to it.
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