By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
John Boyega has no stomach for racism/racists and the 23 year old actor is letting them know.
The Star Wars star who is taking a lead in the popular movie has some words for people who are asking why he, a black man is being cast in the role of a Black Stormtrooper.
After being asked by New York Times how he felt when some people thought he was not fit for the role as a black man, he said:
It made me feel fine. I’m grounded in who I am, and I am a confident black man. A confident, Nigerian, Black, chocolate man. I’m proud of my heritage and no man can take that away from me. I wasn’t raised to fear people with a difference of opinion… they’re stupid and I am not going to lose sleep over people. The presale tickets have gone over the roof – their agenda has failed. Miserably.
Responding to the question of whether or not he felt the urge to respond to the racism, John Boyega answered:
I just don’t get it, you guys got every single alien imaginable to man. With tentacles, five eyes. Aliens that if they existed, we’d definitely have an issue. Yet what you want to do is fixate on another human being’s color. You need to go back to school and unlearn what you have learned.
Seems like the 23 year old Actor is going to have our hearts for a long time to come.
Can’t wait for the movie to hit the big screens in Nigeria.