Star Wars actor John Boyega needed to get one thing out of his system. And that one thing was a formidable video modifying footage to point out him actually combating again towards — or typically simply dancing off — responses to his controversial feedback on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
You cannot say the criticism did not get to him, since he or somebody near him spent quite a lot of time fastidiously crafting the video to completely time every push or kick for the music. But nonetheless, if you are going to reply to issues, that is in all probability one of the simplest ways, as an alternative of participating by way of replies, the best way he did with some Rey and Kylo followers.
This all began when John Boyega made a raunchy joke about Rey that many followers discovered disrespectful. They pointed it out to him and he defended himself. He went additional, taking pictures on the Rey and Kylo romance and combating with “Reylo” followers. That’s just about how he spent the top of 2019, combating with followers on two fronts whereas others — with no horses within the Rey romance race — simply laughed from the sidelines. (He additionally shot down a principle about what Finn needed to inform Rey in Rise of Skywalker; that is supposedly the actual reply.)
I assumed possibly John Boyega had pulled a Taylor Swift to shake off the hate, however as an alternative he was ready to drop this little video on us. While the video is fairly superior, I do hope this explicit Star Wars battle will finish now, since there aren’t any clear heroes or villains within the story.
Reylo followers aren’t doing something improper for liking Rey and Kylo collectively — and lots of of these followers are fairly younger and/or haven’t got John Boyega’s affect or enormous fan base as backup. Mocking “Reylos,” as so many Star Wars followers have finished, definitely not simply Boyega, is affordable and merciless. You’re higher than that.
However, John Boyega additionally did not do something improper to level out the previous violence between Rey and Kylo, and any followers who did not agree ought to’ve simply ignored his posts or no less than shunned replying with their very own insults and mockery. His “lays the pipe” joke about Rey wasn’t his most mature second, nevertheless it was certainly only a joke, and being a part of the Star Wars galaxy does not imply he has to tone down his humorousness on his personal social media.
The infamously passionate Star Wars fandom is full of large personalities and diverging opinions about each film, and even each response to each film. No one opinion is true — not even the opinion that in fact Rise of Skywalker ought to’ve revealed extra about how Palpatine survived, as a result of WTF — and I do know some followers should not going to assume John Boyega’s video was superior or spectacular in any respect. That’s high quality.