Today after a lovely and restful sleep, I went on social media and was bombarded by posts all about John Boyega. For some reason, John has come under attack from some fans for voicing his opinion about Rey’s relationship with Finn and Kylo Ren/Ben Solo in The Rise of Skywalker. If I haven’t made it clear before, I will now – I have never liked John Boyega. I can’t explain it in any way that would make much sense but I can guarantee you now that it has NOTHING to do with the colour of his skin.

I am a little bit rattled because I’ve never been called a racist before. Being of mixed blood myself, I find it hilarious that anyone would think I’m racist just because I said I don’t like John Boyega OR the character that he plays in the sequel trilogy. It’s like, sorry but first of all, who do you think you are making comments like this about someone you don’t even know? And secondly, what does not liking someone have to do with the colour of their skin? I like Pedro Pascal and he’s of Latino heritage. My favourite artist of all time was Prince, also of mixed blood like myself. I like Barack Obama and Denzel Washington. The list goes on. How can I be a racist if I respect and love people who have darker skin than I do?

It’s just ridiculous what people do on social media. It makes me shake my head and feel sorry for them because they have nothing better to do than pass judgement and make criticisms that are cruel and mean-spirited.

So back to the John Boyega thing. I actually discussed the entire meltdown between John and the Star Wars fans on Dork Side of the Force. It hasn’t been edited yet so it won’t be up on the site for a bit but when it is, you can support me by visiting their blog and reading all about it (if you feel like it, of course).

I think I’ll go and write a positive and lovely New Year’s post because it is already 2020 in my country! Let all the most glorious things that can happen to you happen to you this year!

Much love

J.

 

6 Comments

  1. I’m sorry to read about your misfortune online and being insulted because you are not interested in a particular actor, which has nothing to do with skin color, just about their work as an entertainer. Being falsely accused can be a rattling experience, one I hope you don’t have to endure again.

    You have a lovely blog where you display beautiful artwork and articulate your opinion well. This is were your talent lies and I am sure you will continue to do great things in the year to come. Good luck, bring on 2020!

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    1. Hey there! Thank you for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t seen you around for a while, are you still blogging? Yeah, I don’t usually have opinions online particularly in social media. I am more of a “lurker” at least on Twitter. I find Twitter seems to be one platform that attracts certain types of people who like to make their opinion heard or read by others. That’s definitely not the place for me ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you all the best also, friend ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to see more of your blogging this year ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Yes indeed, I’m still blogging. Thanks for asking! I write a lot and slowly, so it takes me a while to complete a single post. But I’ve already got several posts I’m working on so be on the lookout for 2020.

        I think your choice on Twitter is a wise one, considering how mainstream it is and one’s words could easily get blown out of proportion. In the meantime, WordPress appears to have a smaller following but that could work to both our benefits–and everyone else on here.

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      2. That’s great to hear and I shall! I’ve often wondered if WordPress is the right platform for what I blog about because it’s not just about writing. I mean I blog about Star Wars and art and stuff I create which is more visual so yeah. And out of all of the social media platforms I use, WordPress so far has been the hardest one to acquire followers or people that appreciate what I do. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate each and every follow and comment I get here. But it has been a little disheartening when I see other bloggers getting thousands of followers in half the time I’ve been using this platform. So yeah, not sure about WordPress in the long term. I enjoy having a place to just dump my thoughts which is an incredible outlet for my emotions. I don’t really do that anywhere else.

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  2. Weird… I’ve always disliked Kevin Spacey, even way before the scandal, so I’m assuming it’s the same thing? I couldn’t stand him and it was hard for me to watch any movie he was in, no matter how well reviewed.

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    1. Yeah it is exactly like that lol – I dunno why people get so caught up with “lables” like if you say you don’t ike this person you must be an ANTI or if you say don’t like this person, you are therefore racist because they just happen to be black. I think it’s just trolls in general. Once you stop feeding them they lose al of their momentum and stop commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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