Anson Mount lends his support to Star Wars actress Moses Ingram.
Star Wars and Star Trek have an amicable rivalry about which franchise is the better of the two. But there is one thing they both agree on and that is the Star Trek philosophy of IDIC—Infinite Diversity in Infinte Combinations. Anson Mount, who stars as Captain Christopher Pike on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, showcased his belief in the Star Trek way when he stood up for Moses Ingram, one of the stars of the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
When Ingram debuted as one of the main characters on the new Disney+ series, it didn’t take long for racists to come out from under their rocks and make it known they didn’t like her in the cast. When Ingram revealed that she’d received hundreds of negative comments from within the Star Wars fandom, support began to pour in for the actress, including from Anson Mount.
Anson Mount assured Moses Ingram the Star Trek community has her back.
Mount posted a picture of Ingram on his Instagram account and included a firm message to those who had a problem with the Star Wars franchise’s choice of actress.
"This is Moses Ingram. She is a singular talent and a recent addition to the @starwars universe. She has also been targeted by racists pretending to be fans because her mere existence threatens a skewed, dystopian fantasy that selectively omits the likes of @therealbillydee and others. We, the Trek Family, have her back. ❤️🖖❤️🖖❤️ @_mosesingram @startrek @obiwankenobi"
Mount’s post received almost 13,000 likes and over 600 comments and was reposted by Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry. That repost received another 14,000+ likes and 430 comments from Mounts 127,000 followers, adding to his support.
In the world we live in today, it’s great to have heroes who aren’t afraid to stand up and tell the truth. But it’s also sad that this truth still needs to be spread. It’s very clear we don’t live in the Star Trek future, and unless everyone makes more of a concentrated effort to change, the chances of our getting there are growing slimmer.