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John Boyega Brilliantly Shuts Down Critics Over Black Stormtroopers In "Star Wars"

"Get used to it."

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The first thing you see, 21 seconds in, is 22-year-old Boyega, dressed as a stormtrooper, sweating and out of breath on the sands of Tatooine. Rather than show us any of the characters we already know in the clip, director J.J. Abrams chose to introduce four characters new to the saga — starting with Boyega.

And of course the trailer immediately received a big reaction online due to the fact that Boyega plays the first black stormtrooper to appear in the franchise.

The new Star Wars trailer... I'm calm... "There has been an awakening, have you felt it..?" IT'S A BLACK GUY STORMTROOPER, OMFG Whaaaaaat?!

Dave RetroYak@RetroYakFollow

The new Star Wars trailer... I'm calm...
"There has been an awakening, have you felt it..?"
IT'S A BLACK GUY STORMTROOPER, OMFG Whaaaaaat?!

3:24 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wtf why is there a black stormtrooper. Stormtroopers can't be black because they're clones of a white dude

Alek@Hay_Bales_Follow

Wtf why is there a black stormtrooper. Stormtroopers can't be black because they're clones of a white dude

7:20 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I read the Star Wars comments to get more excited with the fandom only to come upon black stormtrooper hate comments. -_-

Melody Simpson@melodysimpsonFollow

I read the Star Wars comments to get more excited with the fandom only to come upon black stormtrooper hate comments. -_-

3:34 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The "you can't have a black stormtrooper" argument is boiling my blood. Please, get the fuck out of my fandom.

Cariad Eccleston@cariadecclestonFollow

The "you can't have a black stormtrooper" argument is boiling my blood. Please, get the fuck out of my fandom.

1:57 PM - 29 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A black stormtrooper?! THANKS, OBAMA!

"Black people have gotta get over their obsession with rac...BLACK STORMTROOPER?WTF?" #BlackStormtrooper #ExodusMovie

Nestlé Snipes@ChocnessMonstaFollow

"Black people have gotta get over their obsession with rac...BLACK STORMTROOPER?WTF?" #BlackStormtrooper #ExodusMovie

9:52 AM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There are people angry that there's a black stormtrooper? Really? IT'S A FILM ABOUT PEOPLE FIGHTING WITH LASER SWORDS YEAH

Benjamin Lee@benfraserleeFollow

There are people angry that there's a black stormtrooper? Really? IT'S A FILM ABOUT PEOPLE FIGHTING WITH LASER SWORDS YEAH

9:31 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I really hope that Black Stormtrooper is gay.

Nick Mundy@dickfundyFollow

I really hope that Black Stormtrooper is gay.

8:43 PM - 28 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So Boyega decided to face the critics head on, shutting them down on his Instagram page with a simple "To whom it may concern... Get used to it. :)"

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